Removing the spell from Heidegger. What is the “turn”?


  • Oleksandr Komarov
Keywords: phenomenology, turn, consciousness, general, apodictic, necessary, transcendentalism, a priori, experience, change of the localization of truth, antinomy of certainty, border situations, existential hermeneutics, metaphysical turn, last turn


The purpose of the article is to destruct the metaphor of “turn” in M. Heidegger`s philosophy. The author argues that this problem has already been formulated in the phenomenological project by E. Husserl. There is analized the influence of transcendental philosophy (first of all I. Kant`s one) on the phenomenology, as well as the influence of some other philosophical projects, which actualized the philosophical problem which was called by Heidegger as the “turn”. The author substantiates the idea that the “turn” is a principled methodical requirement of philosophizing in a phenomenological way.

Author Biography

Oleksandr Komarov

student of the first year of the Master’s Degree in Philosophy Faculty of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The founder of the NGO “Club of Creative Philosophy”.


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How to Cite
Komarov, O. (2019). Removing the spell from Heidegger. What is the “turn”?. Filosofska Dumka, (3), 77-91.

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