XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Space, Time and the Problem of Objectivity

Roxana Baiasu

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: Auditorium
Data: 23 maggio 2010 - 17:00
Ultima modifica: 12 aprile 2010

Abstract

The Transcendental Aesthetic and the Transcendental Schematism of the first Critique might seem to suggest the priority of time over space in Kant’s conception of objectivity. In Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics, Heidegger develops this view in what is perhaps its strongest formulation in the literature. The paper challenges Heidegger’s claim of the priority of time and his view that Kant offers a confirmation for his own temporal ontology. Moreover, I argue that Heidegger’s reading implicitly involves an ontologically restrictive understanding of space and suggest that an alternative reading is possible, a reading based on a reconsideration – from an ontologically appropriate perspective – of Kant’s conception of space. The possibility of such an interpretation is illustrated through a critical engagement with Derrida’s reading of Aristotle, Kant and Heidegger.