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Hegel's philosophy of reality, freedom, and God [electronic resource] /
Robert M. Wallace.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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xxxiii, 346 p. ; äc 24 cm.
ISBN
0521844843
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
isbn
0521844843
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11053332
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-11-01:
Wallace (an independent scholar) makes a valiant if often workmanlike effort to make sense of the greater picture of Hegel's philosophical system, especially in light of the very difficult material in Hegel's Wissenschaft der Logik. The opening parts of Wallace's book that compare Hegel's thought to the systems of Plato, Kant, and Hobbes are surprisingly weak. So are the final parts that treat what Wallace calls Hegel's philosophy of spirit. For all of the energy Wallace devotes to those parts of his book, his treatments prove scant and frankly forgettable. However, Wallace does a marvelous job when simply analyzing Hegel's Logik in particular and thereby correcting in considerable detail certain contemporary supporters of Hegel (such as Charles Taylor), translators of Hegel (such as A.V. Miller), and unsympathetic critics of Hegel found in various circles of analytic philosophy. Wallace should have replaced his historical comparisons and scant treatment of other parts of Hegel's system with textual incorporations of his long footnotes pertinent to Hegel's Logik. In sum, oddly, the easier the topics in Hegel, the worse Wallace's treatments are; the harder, the far better. ^BSumming Up: Optional. Graduate students and researchers/faculty. M. C. Bradley Sam Houston State University
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'... invaluable and highly original because of the extensive textual details with which it substantiates its reading ... an exemplary apologetic for Hegel that is bound to receive a wide and close reading.' Karl Ameriks, University of Notre Dame
Review of the hardback: '... invaluable and highly original because of the extensive textual details with which it substantiates its reading ... an exemplary apologetic for Hegel that is bound to receive a wide and close reading.' Karl Ameriks, University of Notre Dame
"Robert M. Wallace's book stands as a lucid introduction to Hegel's idealist system of philosophy in the form of a vigorous and clear-headed exposition of the key positions of The Science of Logic" German Studies Review, Richard Crouter, Carleton College
"Hegel scholars will appreciate Wallace's detailed and provocative reading of Hegel's Logic, the way his summary of the Philosophy of Spirit draws upon and brings into account the arguments and categories of the Logic, and above all, that Wallace has initiated a new line of research into Hegel's ethics and concepts of freedom." --Charles P. Rodger, University of Alberta: Philosophy in Review
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This book shows that the repeated announcements of the death of Hegel’s philosophical system have been premature. Hegel’s Philosophy of Freedom, Reality, and God brings to light accomplishments for which Hegel is seldom given credit: unique arguments for the reality of freedom, for the reality of knowledge, for the irrationality of egoism, and for the compatibility of key insights from traditional theism and naturalistic atheism. The book responds in a systematic manner to many of the major criticisms leveled at Hegel’s system, from Feuerbach and Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Charles Taylor. It provides detailed interpretations of Hegel’s Philosophy of Spirit, large parts of his indispensable Science of Logic, and important parts of his Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Right. Unlike many academic books on Hegel, this one treats him very much as a 'live’ thinker, whom we can learn from today.
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Robert M. Wallace shows that repeated announcements of the death of Hegel's philosophical system have been premature & that his thought continues to offer much, especially with regard to the philosophy of spirit, logic, the philosophy of nature & the philosophy of right.
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This 2005 book shows that the repeated announcements of the death of Hegel's philosophical system have been premature. Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom, Reality, and God brings to light accomplishments for which Hegel is seldom given credit, responding in a systematic manner to many of the criticisms leveled at his system.
Description for Bookstore
This book shows that the repeated announcements of the death of Hegel's philosophical system have been premature. Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom, Reality, and God brings to light accomplishments for which Hegel is seldom given credit, responding in a systematic manner to many of the criticisms leveled at his system.
Main Description
This 2005 book shows that the repeated announcements of the death of Hegel's philosophical system have been premature. Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom, Reality, and God brings to light accomplishments for which Hegel is seldom given credit: unique arguments for the reality of freedom, for the reality of knowledge, for the irrationality of egoism, and for the compatibility of key insights from traditional theism and naturalistic atheism. The book responds in a systematic manner to many of the major criticisms leveled at Hegel's system, from Feuerbach and Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Charles Taylor. It provides detailed interpretations of Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit, large parts of his indispensable Science of Logic, and important parts of his Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Right. Unlike many academic books on Hegel, this one treats him very much as a 'live' thinker, whom we can learn from today.
Main Description
This book shows that the repeated announcements of the death of Hegel's philosophical system have been premature. Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom, Reality, and God brings to light accomplishments for which Hegel is seldom given credit: unique arguments for the reality of freedom, for the reality of knowledge, for the irrationality of egoism, and for the compatibility of key insights from traditional theism and naturalistic atheism. The book responds in a systematic manner to many of the major criticisms leveled at Hegel's system, from Feuerbach and Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Charles Taylor. It provides detailed interpretations of Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit, large parts of his indispensable Science of Logic, and important parts of his Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Right. Unlike many academic books on Hegel, this one treats him very much as a 'live' thinker, whom we can learn from today.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Naturalism, Plato, Kant, and Hegel on reason, freedom, responsibility, ethics, and God
Reality, freedom and God
Identity, contradiction, actuality, and freedom
Freedom, God, and refutation of rational egoism
Nature, freedom, ethics, and God
Conclusions
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