Horizon: Studies in Phenomenology, 2019
Was Nicolai Hartmann a phenomenologist? Answering this question has become more important in the context of debates over new realisms in Continental philosophy.
Axiomathes Special Issue: Nicolai Hartmann: Reality, Modality, and Value, 2017
Some contemporary philosophers have called for a ” new realism ” in philosophical ontology. Hartmann’s works provide some of the richest resources upon which recent realists might draw for both inspiration and argument.
New Research on the Philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann, 2016
Despite its apparent straightforwardness, Hartmann’s conception of ontological strata is often misunderstood.
Early Phenomenology, Brian Harding and Michael Kelly, eds., 2014
“The world is not a correlate of anything.” (Hartmann)
Scripta Philosophia Naturalis, Jun 2012
One significant thinker who developed a philosophy of nature that is both realist and inherently pluralistic is the long-neglected 20th century German philosopher Nicolai Hartmann. His nature philosophy is grounded in his “critical ontology” and theory of the “stratified” structure of the real world.
Axiomathes , 2012
Nicolai Hartmann contributed signiﬁcantly to the revitalization of the discipline of ontology in the early twentieth century. Developing a systematic, post-Kantian critical ontology ‘this side’ of idealism and realism, he subverted the widespread impression that philosophy must either exhaust itself in foundationalist epistemology or engage in system-building metaphysical excess. This essay provides an introduction to Hartmann’s approach in light of the recent translation of his early essay ‘How is Critical Ontology Possible?’ (1923) In it Hartmann criticizes both the pretensions of epistemology as well as the principal errors of classical ontology, and he proposes a series of correctives that lead to his development of a highly original and elaborate stratiﬁed categorial ontology.