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ISBN10: 079144144X ISBN13: 9780791441442 DDC: 113/.092 LCC: B2949 Edition: (pbk. : alk. paper)


Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature is an important new study of Hegel's profound philosophical account of the natural world. It examines Hegel's alleged idealism, his concepts of space and time, the conception of speculative geometry, his critical engagement with Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science, his critique of Newtonian science, his concept of evolution, the notion of Aufhebung, and his infamous theory of planetary objects. The book confirms that, far from being surpassed by nineteenth- and twentieth-century scientific developments, Hegel's philosophy of nature continues to have great significance for our understanding of the natural world.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-340) and index. Introduction / Stephen Houlgate -- 1. The Very Idea of the Idea of Nature, or Why Hegel Is Not an Idealist / William Maker -- 2. The Logic of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature: Nature, Space and Time / Edward Halper -- 3. Space, Time and Matter: Conceiving Nature Without Foundations / Richard Dien Winfield -- 4. Hegel's Geometric Theory / Lawrence S. Stepelevich -- 5. How to Save the Phenomena: Meaning and Reference in Hegel's Philosophy of Nature / Brigitte Falkenburg -- 6. On Hegel's Early Critique of Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science / Kenneth R. Westphal -- 7. Hegel's Appropriation of Kant's Account of Teleology in Nature / Daniel O. Dahlstrom -- 8. How Final Is Hegel's Rejection of Evolution? / Errol E. Harris -- 9. Hegel's Nature / Donald Phillip Verene -- 10. Hegel's Worm in Newton's Apple / Mauro Nasti De Vincentis -- 11. The Ontological Foundations of Hegel's Dissertation of 1801 / Olivier Depre. 12. Framing Hypotheses: Numbers in Nature and the Logic of Measure in the Development of Hegel's System / Cinzia Ferrini.


  • LCC: B2949
  • Dewey Decimal: 113/.092

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition Info: (pbk. : alk. paper)


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