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Hegel's Philosophy of Reality, Freedom, and God

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Part of Modern European Philosophy

  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521184366

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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: 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.

    • Shows that large parts of Hegel's philosophy are very much alive
    • Presents a complete account of Hegel's theory of freedom
    • Provides a comprehensive guide to Hegel's philosophy of freedom, the mind, and the foundation of ethics and politics
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "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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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521184366
    • length: 382 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Naturalism, Plato, Kant, and Hegel on reason, freedom, responsibility, ethics, and God
    3. Reality, freedom and God
    4. Identity, contradiction, actuality, and freedom
    5. Freedom, God, and refutation of rational egoism
    6. Nature, freedom, ethics, and God
    7. Conclusions.

  • Author

    Robert M. Wallace

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