Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 13, No 1 (2017)

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The Relation Between Transcendental Philosophy and Empirical Science in Heidegger’s Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics

Michael Lewis


We propose to demonstrate that Heidegger’s Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics attempts to think the unthought unity of ontology and theology, or metaphysics, by staging a confrontation between transcendental philosophy and empirical science. Since this topic is a central concern of contemporary continental philosophy, this way of reading Heidegger’s text may prove important for the light it sheds on the deconstruction of this opposition. Heidegger’s own unique way of understanding the relation between philosophy and science involves philosophy in a relation with poetry, and science in a relation with theology.



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