Terry Pinkard

in Hegel's Naturalism

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199860791
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932986 | DOI:

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What we seek in philosophy, as Kant said, is orientation. Just as we seek familiar landmarks in the darkness of a room to guide ourselves, we seek guidelines in the metaphorical darkness of pure reason when pure reason seeks the “unconditioned.” Unfortunately, what we find are sets of mutually exclusive results, which Kant called antinomies, and the study of such conceptual puzzles he called dialectic. So did Hegel.

Keywords: Kant; dialectic; unconditioned; “the absolute,”; metaphysics; orientation

Chapter.  6511 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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