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By Michael Friedman

Starting with a disagreement in 1929 in Switzerland, Michael Friedman examines how the paintings of 3 pivotal philosophers developed and intertwined over numerous years, finally giving upward thrust to 2 very assorted colleges of proposal - analytic philosophy and continental. the writer explores the clashes that set them aside as they constructed their very own radical new principles.

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Among the logieal works Heidegger comments lIpon are some of Frege's (on which Heidegger comments positivdy [1978, p. 20)) and RlIssdl's (on which Heidegger comments negativdy [1978, pp. 42-43, 174)). Heidegger seems to see in Frege's ideas a concern for meanin,1f appropriate to a "philosophieal" logie, whereas RlIssdl's work appears to him to tend in the direction of a mere "cakllllls" thereby divorœd trom the genlline problem ofjlldgment. 47 Moreover, as Rickert has shown, the realm of pure logie (the realm of validity) is also distinct from that of mathematics.

86-99)]. 1 am indebted to Kathleen Wright filr first calling my attention to this passage. Wright also pointed out to me that the noted Heidegger schobr Otto Püggder comments on this passage as filliows [Püggeler, 1991, pp. " Given that Carnap did not emigrate until December 1935, however, whereas Heidegger's lectures were ddivered in the summer of that year, Heidegger cannor be rd'erring to Carnap's emigration. Ir is more likdy, filr example, that he is rd'erring to Schlick's trip to Sranford in 1929, which is prominently mentioned in the fi)rward to WissC1Ischaftlichc Weltattffassttng (see note 22 above).

This essay is a critical review of contemporary trends in epistemology, with particular attention to the views of Rickert and the Southwest Schoo!. 1 am indebted to Werner Sauer ti)r tirst calling my attention to this essay and ti)r emphasizing to me, in this connection especially, the crucially important ditlèrences between Cassirer and the Southwest Schoo!. The Neo-J(antian Bacl~qr()und 35 ment and the "preconceptual" manifold of sensation, between thought and "reality," between "validity" and "being," between value and fact, between pure logic and (transcendental) psychology-have only a relative meaning, which, as we have seen, must always be understood in the context of some or another stage of the never ending methodological progress of science.

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