Transcendental Idealism and Strong Correlationism: Meillassoux and the End of Heideggerian Finitude

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The chapter discusses Quentin Meillassoux's recent interpretation and critique of Heidegger's philosophical position, which he describes as "strong correlationism." It emphasizes the fact that Meillassoux situates Heidegger in the post-Kantian tradition of  transcendental idealism that he defines in terms of a focus on the correlation between being and thinking. It is argued that Meillassoux's "speculative" attempt to overcome the Kantian philosophical framework in the name of absolute contingency should be understood as a further development and dialectical overcoming of its ultimate contemporary form, the Heideggerian philosophy of finitude.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhenomenology and the Transcendental
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780203797037
ISBN (Print)9780415869881, 9781138210561
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Phenomenology


  • history of philosophy
  • transcendental idealism
  • correlationism
  • phenomenology
  • hermeneutics
  • continental philosophy
  • finitude
  • Quentin Meillassoux
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Edmund Husserl
  • Immanuel Kant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Psychology


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