Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought

Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought

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This 2007 book examines the possibilities for the rehabilitation of Hegelian thought within analytic philosophy. From its inception, the analytic tradition has in general accepted Bertrand Russell's hostile dismissal of the idealists, based on the claim that their metaphysical views were irretrievably corrupted by the faulty logic that informed them. These assumptions are challenged by the work of such analytic philosophers as John McDowell and Robert Brandom, who, while contributing to core areas of the analytic movement, nevertheless have found in Hegel sophisticated ideas that are able to address problems which still haunt the analytic tradition after a hundred years. Paul Redding traces the consequences of the displacement of the logic presupposed by Kant and Hegel by modern post-Fregean logic, and examines the developments within twentieth-century analytic philosophy which have made possible an analytic re-engagement with a previously dismissed philosophical tradition.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 20mm | 410g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521172349
  • 9780521172349
  • 698,025

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: analytic philosophy and the fall and rise of the Kant-Hegel tradition; 1. McDowell, Sellars, and the myth of the perceptually given; 2. Brandom, Sellars, and the myth of the logical given; 3. Individuation and determinate negation in Kant and Hegel; 4. The Kantian route to Hegel's inferentialism; 5. Aristotelian Phronesis and the perceptual discernment of value; 6. Kant, Hegel and the dynamics of evaluative reason; 7. Hegel and contradiction; 8. Hegel, analytic philosophy and the question of metaphysics; Bibliography; Index.
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'this challenging volume is to be recommended as a rewarding read for analytic philosophers and Hegelians alike.' British Journal for the History of Philosophy
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