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Adriaan T. Peperzak

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823240173

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823240173.001.0001

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The Relevance of Intersubjectivity for First Philosophy and the History of Philosophy

The Relevance of Intersubjectivity for First Philosophy and the History of Philosophy

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(p.38) Three The Relevance of Intersubjectivity for First Philosophy and the History of Philosophy
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Thinking about Thinking
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Adriaan T. Peperazak

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823240173.003.0003

The degree of philosophical proximity to truth corresponds to kinds of feeling and intuition or recognition, in which our desire for truth shows itself to be perhaps the only remaining power in our labyrinth. The possibility of hermeneutics implies not only a distance from which we can look back and down upon our being involved in an unchosen but shared past and present, but also a capacity for critical appropriation and at least a weak form of originality-through-transformation. In philosophy, this means that, as thinkers, we are able to convert a common heritage, including the traditions in which we are educated, into a new, personalized version of the Anonymous. A high degree of originality has been explained as the result of genius, inspiration, some voice from the outside, or some other force that is neither wholly common nor the author's private property. This chapter explores the relevance of intersubjectivity for first philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Keywords:   truth, history of philosophy, intersubjectivity, first philosophy, hermeneutics, Anonymous, originality

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