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  1. Heidegger's Analytic: Interpretation, Discourse and Authenticity in Being and Time.Taylor Carman - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 2003 book offers an interpretation of Heidegger's major work, Being and Time. Unlike those who view Heidegger as an idealist, Taylor Carman argues that Heidegger is best understood as a realist. Amongst the distinctive features of the book are an interpretation explicitly oriented within a Kantian framework and an analysis of Dasein in relation to recent theories of intentionality, notably those of Dennett and Searle. Rigorous, jargon-free and deftly argued this book will be necessary reading for all serious students (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty.Taylor Carman - 2005 - Routledge.
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty is one of the most important philosophers of the Twentieth century. His theories of perception and the role of the body have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences, yet the full scope of his contribution not only to phenomenology but philosophy generally is only now becoming clear. In this lucid and comprehensive introduction, Taylor Carman explains and assesses the full range of Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Merleau-Ponty’s life and work, subsequent chapters (...)
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  4. Gatherings Symposium: Beyond Presence?Jussi M. Backman, Taylor Carman, Daniel Dahlstrom, Graham Harman, Michael Marder & Richard Polt - 2019 - Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual 9:145-174.
  5. The Body in Husserl and Merleau-Ponty.Taylor Carman - 1999 - Philosophical Topics 27 (2):205-226.
    The terminological boxes into which we press the history of philosophy often obscure deep and important differences among major figures supposedly belonging to a single school of thought. One such disparity within the phenomenological movement, often overlooked but by no means invisible, separates Merleau-Pontys Phenomenology of Perception from the Husserlian program that initially inspired it. For Merleau-Pontys phenomenology amounts to a radical, if discreet, departure not only from Husserls theory of intentionality generally, but more specifically from his account of the (...)
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    The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty.Taylor Carman & Mark B. N. Hansen (eds.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty was described by Paul Ricoeur as 'the greatest of the French phenomenologists'. The essays in this volume examine the full scope of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy, from his central and abiding concern with the nature of perception and the bodily constitution of intentionality to his reflections on science, nature, art, history, and politics. The authors explore the historical origins and context of his thought as well as its continuing relevance to contemporary work in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, biology, (...)
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  7. Retrieving Realism, by Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor.Taylor Carman - 2018 - Mind 127 (506):585-593.
    Retrieving Realism, by DreyfusHubert and TaylorCharles. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. Pp. 184.
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    On Being Social: A Reply to Olafson.Taylor Carman - 1994 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 37 (2):203 – 223.
    Frederick Olafson criticizes Hubert Dreyfus’s interpretation of BEING AND TIME on a number of points, including the meaning of being, the nature of intentionality, and especially the role of das Man in Heidegger’s account of social existence. But on the whole Olafson’s critique is unconvincing because it rests on an implausible account of presence and perceptual intuition in Heidegger’s early philosophy, and because Olafson maintains an overly individuated notion of Dasein and consequently a one-sided conception of the role of das (...)
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    Was Heidegger a Linguistic Idealist?Taylor Carman - 2002 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (2):205 – 215.
  10. Merleau-Ponty and the Mystery of Perception.Taylor Carman - 2009 - Philosophy Compass 4 (4):630-638.
    This article offers an overview of the structure and significance of Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology. Neither a psychological nor an epistemological theory, Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception is instead an attempt to describe perceptual experience as we experience it. Although he was influenced heavily by Husserl, Heidegger, and Gestalt psychology, his work departs significantly from all three. Particularly original is his account of our bodily, precognitive experience of other persons, which he argues is essentially more primitive than any belief or doubt we can (...)
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    The Unity of Reason: Essays in Kant’s Philosophy.Fred L. Rush, Dieter Henrich, Richard Velkley, Guenter Zoeller, Manfred Kuehn, Louis Hunt, Jeffrey Edwards, Eckart Forster, Abraham Anderson & Taylor Carman - 1998 - Journal of Philosophy 95 (3):149.
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  12. On the Inescapability of Phenomenology.Taylor Carman - 2005 - In David Woodruff Smith & Amie L. Thomasson (eds.), Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 67.
  13. Sensation, Judgment, and the Phenomenal Field.Taylor Carman - 2005 - In Taylor Carman & Mark B. N. Hansen (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty. Cambridge University Press. pp. 50--73.
  14. Dennett on Seeming.Taylor Carman - 2007 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (1-2):99-106.
    Dennett’s eliminativist theory of consciousness rests on an implausible reduction of sensory seeming to cognitive judgment. The “heterophenomenological” testimony to which he appeals in urging that reduction poses no threat to phenomenology, but merely demonstrates the conceptual indeterminacy of small-scale sensory appearances. Phenomenological description is difficult, but the difficulty does not warrant Dennett’s neo-Cartesian claim that there is no such thing as seeming at all as distinct from judging.
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    First Persons: On Richard Moran's Authority and Estrangement.Taylor Carman - 2003 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 46 (3):395 – 408.
    Richard Moran's Authority and Estrangement offers a subtle and innovative account of self-knowledge that lifts the problem out of the narrow confines of epistemology and into the broader context of practical reasoning and moral psychology. Moran argues convincingly that fundamental self/other asymmetries are essential to our concept of persons. Moreover, the first- and the third-person points of view are systematically interconnected, so that the expression or avowal of one's attitudes constitutes a substantive form of self-knowledge. But while Moran's argument is (...)
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    Heidegger’s Nietzsche.Taylor Carman - 2020 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 63 (1):104-116.
    ABSTRACTHeidegger maintained that Nietzsche was a metaphysical thinker. What did he mean by that? Not that Nietzsche advanced purely theoretical doctrines that might be perfected or refuted by rational argument. Instead, he meant that Nietzsche’s thinking is a ‘representational thinking’ that preserves a commitment to a conception of truth as correctness. Nietzsche’s apparent denials of the intelligibility of truth, Heidegger argues, are in fact expressions of our growing insensitivity to truth understood as unconcealment. Nietzsche’s thinking is thus deeply attuned to (...)
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  17. Heidegger's Anti-Neo-Kantianism.Taylor Carman - 2010 - Philosophical Forum 41 (1-2):131-142.
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    Heidegger’s Temporal Idealism.Taylor Carman - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy 97 (5):308-312.
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  19. Heidegger's Concept of Presence.Taylor Carman - 1995 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 38 (4):431 – 453.
    The central question in Heidegger's philosophy, early and late, is that concerning the meaning of being. Recently, some have suggested that Heidegger himself interprets being to mean presence (Anwesen, Anwesenheit, Praesenz), citing as evidence lectures dating from the 1920s to the 1960s. I argue, on the contrary, that Heidegger regards the equation between being and presence as the hallmark of metaphysical thinking, and that it only ever appears in his texts as a gloss on the philosophical tradition, not as an (...)
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    On Making Sense (and Nonsense) of Heidegger.Taylor Carman - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):561-572.
    Herman Philipse’s Heidegger’s Philosophy of Being is an attempt to interpret, analyze, and ultimately discredit the whole of Heidegger’s thought. But Philipse’s reading of the texts is uncharitable, and the ideas he presents and criticizes often bear little resemblance to Heidegger’s views. Philipse relies on a crude distinction between “theoretical” and “applicative” interpretations in arguing that Heidegger’s conception of interpretation as a kind of projection is, like the liar’s paradox, formally self-defeating. But even granting the distinction, the charge of reflective (...)
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    Gabriel's Metaphysics of Sense.Taylor Carman - 2016 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 23:53-59.
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    Heidegger’s Nietzsche.Taylor Carman - forthcoming - Tandf: Inquiry:1-13.
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    Heidegger on Correspondence and Correctness.Taylor Carman - 2007 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 28 (2):103-116.
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    Heidegger on Being Uncanny, by Katherine Withy. Cambridge, MA & London: Harvard University Press, 2015, Vi + 250 Pp. ISBN Hardback 978‐0‐674‐41670‐3 $45.00. [REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 2017 - European Journal of Philosophy 25 (3):899-903.
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    Heidegger on Correspondence and Correctness.Taylor Carman - 2007 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 28 (2):103-116.
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    Review of Thomas Baldwin (Ed.), Reading Merleau-Ponty: On Phenomenology of Perception[REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (6).
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    On Making Sense of Heidegger. [REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (3):561-572.
    Herman Philipse’s Heidegger’s Philosophy of Being is an attempt to interpret, analyze, and ultimately discredit the whole of Heidegger’s thought. But Philipse’s reading of the texts is uncharitable, and the ideas he presents and criticizes often bear little resemblance to Heidegger’s views. Philipse relies on a crude distinction between “theoretical” and “applicative” interpretations in arguing that Heidegger’s conception of interpretation as a kind of projection is, like the liar’s paradox, formally self-defeating. But even granting the distinction, the charge of reflective (...)
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  28. Phenomenology as Rigorous Science.Taylor Carman - 2007 - In Brian Leiter & Michael Rosen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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    Review of Steven Galt Crowell, Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Transcendental Phenomenology[REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 2002 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (2).
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    Review of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Nature: Course Notes From the College de France[REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 2004 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2004 (6).
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    The Self After Postmodernity.Taylor Carman - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (1):175-177.
    Calvin Schrag’s Self after Postmodernity is a trim but ambitious book. In it Schrag sets out to correct, or at least to temper—sometimes seemingly to appease—what he regards as the excesses and distortions arising from contemporary assaults on the concepts of selfhood and subjectivity, arising particularly from recent French philosophy. In so doing, he tries to articulate a response to the problem of modernity as framed by Weber and Habermas, that is, in terms of the increasing mutual alienation of the (...)
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    Heidegger’s Philosophy of Art. [REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 2003 - Philosophical Review 112 (4):575-580.
    This book is probably the best comprehensive treatment of Heidegger’s philosophy of art currently available in English. A little over a third of the volume deals with the most widely read and discussed of Heidegger’s texts concerning art, the 1936 essay, “The Origin of the Work of Art.” The remaining hundred pages or so then go beyond that familiar territory into many other sources, including Heidegger’s lectures on Hölderlin and Nietzsche, his later essays on poetry and language, and his occasional (...)
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  33. Frederick A. Olafson, What Is a Human Being? A Heideggerian View Reviewed By.Taylor Carman - 1996 - Philosophy in Review 16 (4):271-276.
     
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    Review of Mauro Carbone, The Thinking of the Sensible: Merleau-Ponty's a-Philosophy[REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (9).
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    The Conspicuousness of Signs in « Being and Time ».Taylor Carman - 1991 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 22 (3):158-169.
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    Review of Robert J. Dostal (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer[REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 2002 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (10).
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    After Modernity: Husserlian Reflections on a Philosophical Tradition. [REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (2):550-553.
    After Modernity is a collection of fifteen short essays, ten of them previously published elsewhere, centering around interpretations of Husserl and applications of his phenomenology to large philosophical problems concerning time and the self. The volume is held together loosely by the author’s answer to the crisis of modernity, a crisis consisting in the apparent hopelessness of grounding norms in superworldly Platonic forms or the rational subject posited by Descartes and Kant. Mensch advocates returning to an Aristotelian position according to (...)
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    After Modernity: Husserlian Reflections on a Philosophical Tradition.Taylor Carman - 1996 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 59 (2):550-553.
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    The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century Ed. By Allen W. Wood and Songsuk Susan Hahn. [REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 2014 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (2):383-384.
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  40. Authenticity as an Ethical Ideal, Written by Somogy Varga.Taylor Carman - 2016 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 13 (6):768-770.
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  41. Critical Notices.Taylor Carman - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (2):550.
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  42. Frederick A. Olafson, What Is a Human Being? A Heideggerian View. [REVIEW]Taylor Carman - 1996 - Philosophy in Review 16:271-276.
     
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  43. Heidegger on Meaning and Practice.Taylor Carman - 1993 - Dissertation, Stanford University
    In Being and Time Heidegger advances a critique of Husserl's theory of intentionality by arguing that human understanding consists more fundamentally in an orientation toward practical activity than in mere cognition, for example deliberate perception or judgment. Heidegger criticizes Husserl for importing normative concepts drawn from logic into what purports to be a pure, presuppositionless description of consciousness. Above all, Heidegger is critical of the idealized conception of meaning that informs Husserlian phenomenology. The critique put forward in Being and Time (...)
     
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