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Hegel's Idealism : The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness - Robert B. Pippin

Hegel's Idealism

The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness

Paperback Published: 14th August 1989
ISBN: 9780521379236
Number Of Pages: 340

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This is the most important book on Hegel to have appeared in the past ten years. The author offers a completely new interpretation of Hegel's idealism that focuses on Hegel's appropriation and development of Kant's theoretical project. Hegel is presented neither as a pre-critical metaphysician nor as a social theorist, but as a critical philosopher whose disagreements with Kant, especially on the issue of intuitions, enrich the idealist arguments against empiricism, realism, and naturalism. In the face of the dismissal of absolute idealism as either unintelligible or implausible, Pippin explains and defends an original account of the philosophical basis for Hegel's claims about the historical and social nature of self-consciousness and of knowledge itself.

' ... the scholarship on which the book is based is first-rate and the presentation is genuinely philosophical ... the book is an important one, and one any serious advanced student of German Idealism will have to read.' Professor Raymond Geuss, Columbia University 'In the history of Hegel interpretation this will (I hope) prove to be a very influential book. it should forever put paid to the myth of Hegel's speculative philosophy as a direct return to the high rationalist tradition which Kant condemned as 'dogmatic' ... This achievement makes Pippin's book a major event in the story of our effort to understand Hegel.' Professor H. S. Harris, York University, Toronto

Primary texts abbreviations
The Idealist Background
Kantian and Hegelian idealism
Fichte's contribution
The Jena formulations
The Phenomenology of Idealism
Skepticism, knowledge, and thruth in the Jena phenomenology
Overcoming consciousness
satisfying self-consciousness
Idealist Logic
Objective logic
Reflected being
Hegel's idea
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ISBN: 9780521379236
ISBN-10: 0521379237
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 14th August 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.5