Transcendental philosophy is a general term designating a particularly rigorous approach to knowledge usually associated with Kant and such later thinkers as Husserl and early Heidegger. This volume is concerned not only with transcendental philosophy, but with the intersection of transcendental philosophy and everyday life, or experience. The importance of investigating this intersection is obvious, now more than ever, in a period typified by rising scepticism about the social relevance of philosophy. The authors contributing to this collection have all previously worked on issues and problems normally connected with German philosophy in general, and Kant and/or Husserl in particular. Their contributions offer different interpretations, written from different perspectives, either on overall themes of transcendental philosophy, or on the intersection between transcendental philosophy and everyday life.
Tom Rockmore is Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University. Vladimir Zeman is Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University.