On Hegel: The Sway of the Negative

On Hegel: The Sway of the Negative

by Karin de Boer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349320097
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/07/2010
Series: Renewing Philosophy
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

KARIN DE BOER has taught at the Universities of Amsterdam and Louvain, and is currently lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She is the author of Thinking in the Light of Time: Heidegger's Encounter with Hegel (2000) and of numerous articles on Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, tragedy, and contemporary French thought.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface viii

Acknowledgments x

Introduction 1

1 Tragedy 10

1 Introduction 10

2 The Essay on Natural Law 11

3 The Oresteia 14

4 Tragic Entanglements 15

5 The Antigone 17

6 The Logic of Entanglement 25

2 Logic 30

1 Introduction 30

2 Reason and the Understanding 31

3 Transcendental Synthesis 34

4 Hegel, Kant, and General Metaphysics 36

5 Hegel, Kant, and Special Metaphysics 37

6 The Content of the Logic 39

7 From the Ego to the Concept 42

8 Synthetic Concepts as Definitions of the Absolute 44

9 The Role of Synthetic Concepts in Finite Knowledge 47

10 The Principle of Speculative Science 50

3 Negativity 54

1 Introduction 54

2 The History of Pure Thought 55

3 The Doctrine of Being 59

4 The Doctrine of Essence 63

5 The Doctrine of the Concept 66

6 The Concept of Something 68

7 The Guises of Absolute Negativity 71

8 The Cunning of the Concept 76

9 The Method of Speculative Science 80

4 Tragedy and Logic 84

1 Introduction 84

2 The Tragic Strand of Kant's Doctrine of the Antinomies 85

3 The Concept of Infinity 88

4 The Concept of Being-for-Itself 92

5 The Concept of Contradiction 95

6 Recognition 97

7 Tragedy and Modernity 100

5 Time and Circularity 103

1 Introduction 103

2 Hegel and Schelling 105

3 A Circle of Circles: The Construction of the System 109

4 The Logical Beginning of the World 118

5 Hegel's Metaphysics of Time 121

6 The Initial Entanglement of Concept and Time 126

6 Nature 128

1 Introduction 128

2 The Middle Term between Nature and Consciousness 129

3 Aether 132

4 Space and Time 133

5 Inorganic and Organic Nature 137

6 The Animal 138

7 Human Consciousness 142

8 Conclusion 145

7 Language 147

1 Introduction 147

2 The Immemorial Advent of Language 149

3 The Original Word 152

4 The Interpenetration of Language and Thought 154

8 Teleology 158

1 Introduction 158

2 The End-Relation 160

3 External Purposiveness 161

4 The Means 162

5 Internal Purposiveness 164

6 The Ultimate End of the World 166

7 The Entanglement of the End and its Inner Externality 171

8 Finite Spirit 175

9 Tragic Negativity 177

9 History 180

1 Introduction 180

2 Hegel's Conception of World History 181

3 Economy 185

4 Politics 189

5 Intercultural Conflicts 195

6 The Goal of World History 202

Conclusion 205

Notes 208

Bibliography 251

Index 260

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