Hegel's Idealism: The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness

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Cambridge University Press, 1989 - Philosophy - 327 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The idealist background
3
Kantian and Hegelian idealism
16
2 Hegel on Kants idealism
24
3 Apperception and idealism
32
4 Kantian formality
35
Fichtes contribution
42
1 The spirit of Kantianism
43
2 Fichtean apperception
46
Satisfying selfconsciousness
143
2 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
154
3 Idealism and the Absolute Standpoint
163
Idealist logic
173
Objective logic
175
2 Being and thinking
182
3 Thoughts about Dasein
188
Reflected being
201

3 Idealism in the Wissenschaftslehre
51
The Jena formulations
60
2 Reflection and speculation
66
3 Reflective and speculative judgments
73
4 Identity theory
79
The phenomenology of idealism
89
Skepticism knowledge and truth in the Jena Phenomenology
91
2 Phenomenological deduction
94
3 The science of the experience of consciousness
99
4 Objections
109
Overcoming consciousness
116
2 Taking to be true
125
3 The inverted world
131
2 Reflection and immediacy
208
3 Grounded appearances
218
4 Actuality
226
Hegels idea
232
2 The subjective Notion
235
3 Purpose and logical life
242
4 The Absolute Idea
248
5 Unresolved problems
257
Notes
261
Bibliography
311
Index
321
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Hegel's Hermeneutics
Paul Redding
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About the author (1989)

Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago.

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