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Ausgabe:

Juni/2009

Spalte:

727–729

Kategorie:

Philosophie, Religionsphilosophie

Autor/Hrsg.:

Dalferth, Ingolf U., u. Philipp Stoellger [Hrsg.]

Titel/Untertitel:

Krisen der Subjektivität. Problemfelder eines strittigen Paradigmas.

Verlag:

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2005. XXXI, 668 S. gr.8° = Religion in Philosophy and Theology, 18. Kart. EUR 79,00. ISBN 978-3-16-148773-6.

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Douglas Hedley

Subjectivity is indeed a subject of raging persistent philosophical controversy: at least since Socrates and certainly since Descartes. It is one of the deepest or most trivial problems in philosophy, accord­ing to your tastes and schooling. The epistemic status of subjectiv­ity is certainly puzzling. It looks unlike knowledge based on perception. If I see a dagger in front of me, I might wonder whether I am hallucinating – like Macbeth. But with chairs and tables and other such familiar objects in the world one is generally confident in predicting certain properties (e. g. solid, persisting in space and time, etc.). Ethics raises special and familiar problems: if I wonder whether it is right to kill, like Hamlet, I may not be as confident as the Prince of Demark that this is a ...


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