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1st Edition

New Directions

ISBN 9781844650637
Published June 25, 2006 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Over the last decade renewed interest in Hegel's thought and its legacy, especially in Anglo-American philosophy, has combined with the publication of new critical editions of his work in German to underline the value of Hegel for contemporary philosophy. "Hegel: New Directions" takes stock of this re-evaluation and presents an assessment of current thinking on this seminal philosopher. Leading scholars, who have spearheaded the reappraisal, bring the history of philosophy into dialogue with contemporary philosophical questions. Drawing on a broad range of themes, the essays offer a critical and stimulating guide to Hegel's thought, whilst addressing central questions of contemporary philosophy in epistemology, ethics, political and social theory, religion, philosophy of nature and aesthetics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Katerina Deligiorgi 1. Hegel on Conscience and the History of Moral Philosophy Allen Speight 2. The Apperceptive I and the Empirical Self John McDowell 3. Hegel, McDowell, and Recent Defenses of Kant Sally Sedgwick 4. Substance, Subject and Infinity Rolf-Peter Horstmann 5. Dialectic as Logic of Transformative Processes Angelica Nuzzo 6. Hegel, Ethics and the Logic of Universality Kimberly Hutchings 7. Recognition and Reconciliation Robert B. Pippin 8. The Contemporary Relevance of Hegel's Practical Philosophy Ludwig Siep 9. Catching up with History Jason Gaiger 10. New Directions in Hegel's Philosophy of Nature John Burbidge 11. Hegel and The Gospel According to Immanuel Nicholas Walker 12. What Is Conceptual History? Iain Macdonald 13. On Hegel's Interpretation of Aristotle's psyche Allegra De Laurentiis Bibliography Index

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"A splendid collection of essays by some of the finest modern scholars" - British Journal for the History of Philosophy

"Likely to become a standard point of reference for Hegelian philosophical studies for many years to come" -  Sean Sayers, University of Kent

"The essays do not merely summarize Hegel or controversies about Hegel, they importantly contribute to the ongoing discussion of Hegel. A wonderful collection." - Robert J. Dostal, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania