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Hegel on Philosophy in History



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In this volume honouring Robert Pippin, prominent philosophers such as John McDowell, Slavoj Zizek, Jonathan Lear, and Axel Honneth explore Hegel's proposals concerning the historical character of philosophy. Hegelian doctrines discussed include the purported end of art, Hegel's view of human history, including the history of philosophy as the history of freedom (or autonomy), and the nature of self-consciousness as realized in narrative or in action. Hegel scholars Rolf-Peter Horstmann, Sally Sedgwick, Terry Pinkard, and Paul Redding attempt to vindicate some of Hegel's claims concerning historical philosophical progress, while others such as Robert Stern, Christoph Menke, and Jay Bernstein suggest that Hegel either did not conceive of philosophy as progressing unidirectionally or did not make good on his claims to progress: perhaps we should still be Aristotelians in ethics, or perhaps we are still torn between sensibility and reason, or between individuality and social norms. Perhaps capitalism has exacerbated such problems.

Product code: 9781107093416

ISBN 9781107093416
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW159xS19
No. Of Pages 276
Publisher Cambridge University Press
In this comprehensive collection of essays in honour of the distinguished scholar of Hegel, Robert Pippin, leading philosophers investigate Hegel's historical conception of philosophy. Hegelian doctrines explored include the purported end of art, Hegel's view of human history, progress through history to modernity, and the continuing importance of Aristotelian ethics in modernity.