XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Desubjectivation of Time and Self-Affection: Kant in Heidegger

Emilia A. Angelova

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: sala Beccaria
Data: 25 maggio 2010 - 17:00
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010


Heidegger’s interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason in Kant und das Problem der Metaphysik is well known for its destruction of the categories and destruction of the faculties. It also goes against a two world view of noumena (that would put noumena in a metaphysically different world), in which reason as generating a regulative idea of freedom would be doubled by a reason as a free spontaneity in a metaphysically different world. As I show in this paper, Heidegger’s attempt to “desubjectify” Kant’s notions of time and self-affection gives us a rich interpretation of the self-affection of reason–and of reason’s thought of the thing in itself–that escapes the errors of substantializing, epistemologizing, or introducing a two-world view of either reason or the thing in itself.