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Self, Other, Thing: Triangulation and Topography in Post-Kantian Philosophy


Malpas, J, Self, Other, Thing: Triangulation and Topography in Post-Kantian Philosophy, Philosophy Today, 59, (1) pp. 103-126. ISSN 0031-8256 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5840/philtoday201412353


Topography or topology is a mode of philosophical thinking that combines elements of transcendental and hermeneutic approaches. It is anti-reductionist and relationalist in its ontology, and draws heavily, if sometimes indirectly, on ideas of situation, locality, and place. Such a topography or topology is present in Heidegger and, though less explicitly, in Hegel. It is also evident in many other recent and contemporary post-Kantian thinkers in addition to Kant himself. A key idea within such a topography or topology is that of triangulation—an idea that appears explicitly in the work of Donald Davidson. Triangulation captures the idea of the topographical domain as constituted through the mutual relatedness of the elements within it, and as only to be understood through the mapping out of such relatedness—in the case of the topographical domain that is the world, through the relatedness of self, other, and thing.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:philosophical topography, philosophical topology, triangulation, transcendental, hermeneutics, Davidson, Gadamer, Heidegger, Hegel, Kant
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Hermeneutics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:97677
Year Published:2015 (online first 2014)
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-01-07
Last Modified:2015-05-06

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