Transvaluation of the Transcendental Method


Meeting of the Société française de Philosophie, 24 March 1979.


A transvaluation of the transcendental method is proposed, so as to relieve the latter of its epistemological, logical, and moral hypotheses and to overcome the classic objections to it (those of vicious circularity and sterility). This transvaluation thinks the method no longer according to its objects, but according to its essence (or the immanent rules of its becoming-transcendental). It attempts to deliver the eidos of the transcendental from its empiricist and formalist limitations by assigning it ‘reality’ as instance…