Hegelian Metaphysics

Paperback | January 1, 2012

byRobert Stern

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The great German idealist philosopher G. W. F. Hegel has exerted an immense influence on the development of philosophy from the early 19th century to the present. But the metaphysical aspects of his thought are still under-appreciated. In a series of essays Robert Stern traces the developmentof a distinctively Hegelian approach to metaphysics and certain central metaphysical issues. The book begins with an introduction that considers this theme as a whole, followed by a section of essays on Hegel himself. Stern then focuses on the way in which certain key metaphysical ideas in Hegel's system, such as his doctrine of the 'concrete universal' and his conception of truth, relateto the thinking of the British Idealists on the one hand, and the American Pragmatists on the other. The volume concludes by examining a critique of Hegel's metaphysical position from the perspective of the 'continental' tradition, and in particular Gilles Deleuze.

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The great German idealist philosopher G. W. F. Hegel has exerted an immense influence on the development of philosophy from the early 19th century to the present. But the metaphysical aspects of his thought are still under-appreciated. In a series of essays Robert Stern traces the developmentof a distinctively Hegelian approach to met...

Robert Stern is Professor of Philosophy at the University Sheffield. He came to the university in 1989, having been a graduate and Research Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge. He has published two books on Hegel, and is currently President of the Hegel Society of Great Britain.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pagesPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199640114

ISBN - 13:9780199640119

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Introduction: How is Hegelian Metaphysics Possible?Part One1. Hegel's Idealism2. Did Hegel Hold an Identity Theory of Truth?3. Hegel's Doppelsatz: A Neutral ReadingPart Two4. British Hegelianism: A Non-Metaphysical View?5. Hegel, British Idealism, and the Curious Case of the Concrete Universal6. Coherence as a Test for TruthPart Three7. Hegel and Pragmatism8. Peirce on Hegel: Nominalist or Realist?9. Peirce, Hegel and the Category of Secondness10. Peirce, Hegel and the Category of Firstness11. James and Bradley on UnderstandingPart Four12. Individual Existence and the Philosophy of Difference