The limits of transcendence

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Abstract

A central ethical and political worry in Heidegger and Nietzsche is the philosophical irrelevance of everyday moral, epistemological and political norms, as well as of individual suffering and evil. In consequence they offer little to help us think about ethical experience. I argue that Albert Camus' analysis of moral and epistemic limits offers a more fruitful alternative. But this requires us to take ordinary experience as central to philosophical analysis, rather than simply viewing it as a clue to the real philosophical issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-86
Number of pages20
JournalPhaenEx: journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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