[Autom. eng. transl.] The need for metaphysics derives from the Entzweiung discomfort of postmodernity. The speakers of the conference indicate the only possible recovery of metaphysics in an update of the idealistic program, which moved from the acknowledgment of the failure of traditional metaphysics to develop the metaphysical residue implicit in transcendental subjectivity. Since the reference to Kant is constitutive also for American neo-pragmatism and for his search for a 'new' realism, convergences seem to emerge between this tradition and the Klassische Deutsche Philosophie (Ameriks). The advocates of the new 'need for metaphysics' pursue a program of absolute subjectivization with various declinations: in an ontological sense with attempts at dissolution of the noumenon and of sensitive data to implement a Fundamentaleuristik (Hogrebe, Gabriel, Ferraris, Conant, Lau); in a practical sense in reading transcendental subjectivity as Wille and as Strebung (Rödl), also in a trans-cultural dimension (Ohaschi). This is followed by a re-evaluation of the supposed me-ontological root of Western metaphysics (Forster), also in an aesthetic key with the concept of 'iconic difference' (Boehm), a liquidation of traditional metaphysics (Speer), a resolution of the conflict between freedom and natural determinism ( Steel) and finally a definition of the theological assumption that cannot be eliminated from metaphysics (Halfwassen). The only exceptions to this hermeneutic line were: Sandkaulen, which emphasizes the idea of being unconditional as constitutive for the metaphysical conception of the whole Klassische Deutsche Philosophie, and of its unavoidable romantic component; Brague showing the setback of the absolute subjectivization program in the historical self-destruction of the concrete human subject.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] What metaphysics do we need? Chronicle of the second Humboldt-Preistraeger-Forum "Das neue Beduerfnis nach Metaphysik" and brief critical reflections|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEOSCOLASTICA|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Klassische Deutsche Philosophie
- soggettività trascendentale