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Reason in the World: Hegel's Metaphysics and Its Philosophical Appeal

James Kreines

Abstract

This book defends a new interpretation of Hegel’s theoretical philosophy. It is argued that Hegel’s project in his central Science of Logic has a single organizing focus, provided by the metaphilosophical commitment that metaphysics is fundamental to philosophy. Hegel pursues more specifically the metaphysics of reason, concerned with the reasons, or conditions in terms of which things can be explained. Straightforward epistemological or skeptical worries do not threaten this project. The real threat is Kant’s Transcendental Dialectic from the Critique of Pure Reason, arguing that metaphysics ... More

Keywords: Hegel, Kant, metaphysics, rationalism, epistemology, Critique of Pure Reason, Science of Logic, philosophy of science, metaphilosophy, early modern philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190204303
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204303.001.0001

Authors

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James Kreines, author