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Joi, 15 iunie 2023, ora 18
Conferențiar: SUSAN KRANTZ GABRIEL (Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire)
Tema: „The Future of Philosophy: Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Cassirer”
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Abstract: In the past, philosophy, as it was brought to life originally by the ancient Greeks, was based on the audacious premise that the cosmos is intelligible, that human reason can come to understand reality at least in part.  In the early to mid-twentieth century, however, philosophy was declared dead on both sides of the analytic-continental divide, so it seems appropriate to ask whether philosophy has a future and, if so, what sort of future this could and should be.  In this essay, I first look at the claims of philosophy’s demise and their philosophical milieu, focusing on Martin Heidegger, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.  Then I suggest a reason for the dire forecast, namely, the aftermath of what has been called the “Second Thirty Years’ War,” and respond to objections that can be raised against this explanation.  Finally, I indicate the sort of future that I think we should envision for philosophy, with reference to Immanuel Kant and Ernst Cassirer.