Hegels Critique of Kant: From Dichotomy to Identity

Paperback | August 14, 2014

bySally Sedgwick

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Sally Sedgwick presents a fresh account of Hegel's critique of Kant's theoretical philosophy. She argues that Hegel offers a compelling critique of and alternative to the conception of cognition that Kant defended in his "Critical" period. The book examines key features of what Kant identifiesas the "discursive" character of our mode of cognition, and considers Hegel's reasons for arguing that these features condemn Kant's theoretical philosophy to scepticism as well as dualism. Sedgwick goes on to present in a sympathetic light Hegel's claim to derive from certain Kantian doctrinesclues to a superior form of idealism, a form of idealism that better captures the nature of our cognitive powers and their relation to objects.

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Sally Sedgwick presents a fresh account of Hegel's critique of Kant's theoretical philosophy. She argues that Hegel offers a compelling critique of and alternative to the conception of cognition that Kant defended in his "Critical" period. The book examines key features of what Kant identifiesas the "discursive" character of our mode o...

Sally Sedgwick is Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1985, and until 2003 was on the faculty at Dartmouth College. She has held visiting positions at Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the univer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:August 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019870805X

ISBN - 13:9780198708056

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Intuitive versus Discursive Forms of Understanding in Kant's Critical Philosophy: Introduction2. Organic Unity as the 'True Unity' of the Intuitive Intellect3. Hegel on the 'Subjectivity' of Kant's Idealism4. Hegel on the Transcendental Deduction of the First Critique 5. Subjectivity as Part of an Original Identity6. The Question-Begging Nature of Kantian Critique: Kant on the Arguments of the AntinomiesBibliographyIndex

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"Sedgwick's interpretations of the nature and roots of Hegel's critique should be immediately adopted as the new standard line." --David Landy, Kantian Review