Hegel's Philosophy of Reality, Freedom, and God

Hegel's Philosophy of Reality, Freedom, and God

by Robert M. Wallace
     
 

"In this book, Robert Wallace shows that the repeated pronouncements of the death of Hegel's philosophical system have been premature. Wallace brings to light unique arguments in Hegel for the reality of freedom, of God, and of knowledge - each of them understood as intimately connected to nature, but not as reducible to it - and for the irrationality of egoism. And… See more details below

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"In this book, Robert Wallace shows that the repeated pronouncements of the death of Hegel's philosophical system have been premature. Wallace brings to light unique arguments in Hegel for the reality of freedom, of God, and of knowledge - each of them understood as intimately connected to nature, but not as reducible to it - and for the irrationality of egoism. And Wallace systematically answers many of the major criticisms that have been leveled at Hegel's system, from Feurbach, Kierkegaard, and Marx through Heidegger and Charles Taylor." "The book provides detailed interpretations of the major works of Hegel's mature system - his entire Philosophy of Spirit, most of his indispensable Science of Logic, and key parts of his Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Right." With the exception of Chapters 4 and 5, which will particularly interest advanced students, Hegel's Philosophy of Reality, Freedom, and God is written for students of philosophy at all levels. Wallace explains Hegel's terminology thoroughly, analyzes many important passages from Hegel's works in detail, and outlines alternative approaches (Plato's, Hume's, and Kant's, among others), so that the distinctiveness of Hegel's solutions becomes apparent.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521184366
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2011
Series:
Modern European Philosophy Series
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Naturalism, Plato, Kant, and Hegel on reason, freedom, responsibility, ethics, and God10
3Reality, freedom, and God (Science of logic I)48
4Identity, contradiction, actuality, and freedom (Science of logic II)141
5Freedom, God, and the refutation of rational egoism (Science of logic III)214
6Nature, freedom, ethics, and God (the Philosophy of nature and the Philosophy of spirit)268
7Conclusion319

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