On Hegel's Epistemology and Contemporary Philosophy

On Hegel's Epistemology and Contemporary Philosophy

by Tom Rockmore


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On Hegel's Epistemology and Contemporary Philosophy by Tom Rockmore

Aimed at specialists, as well as graduate students and select undergraduates, this study centers on Hegel's important, but neglected, theory of knowledge. Professor Rockmore interprets Hegel as reacting to the Kantian effort to reformulate epistemology in the wake of what Kant contends is the failure of earlier, dogmatic theories. Recent work has shown that Hegel's epistemology is a good deal more respectable than has usually been thought. Rockmore's aim is to continue that work in order to bring Hegel into the main discussion of knowledge.

Rockmore's main argument for the relevance of Hegel's theory to the problem of knowledge is that in the absence of foundationalism, Hegel's antifoundationalist theory of knowledge as perspectival and historical supplies two items helpful to advance the epitemological discussion.

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ISBN-13: 9781573923514
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 03/01/1996
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Daniel Breazeale (Lexington, KY) is professor and chair in the department of philosophy at the University of Kentucky.
Tom Rockmore (Pittsburgh, PA) is professor of philosophy at Duquesne University and the editor of New Essays on the Precritical Kant.

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