Was Heidegger a Relativist?

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The structure of this article is very simple. In the first half, I will introduce a sophisticated way of reading Heidegger as a relativist; I draw here on the work of Kusch and Lafont. In the second half, I present the counter-argument. As I see it, Heidegger is not a relativist; but understanding the relations between his approach and a relativistic one is crucial for an evaluation of both his own work and the broader trajectory of post-Kantian thought.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Emergence of Modern Relativism
EditorsKusch Martin, Wildschut Niels, Kinzel Katherina, Steizinger Johannes
Number of pages16
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018


  • Heidegger
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Relativism
  • Epistemology
  • Relativist


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