Beyond Epistemology: New Studies in the Philosophy of Hegel by G. R. G. Mure (auth.), Frederick G. Weiss (eds.)

By G. R. G. Mure (auth.), Frederick G. Weiss (eds.)

This publication methods Hegel from the perspective of what we would name the query of data. Hegel, after all, had no "theory of information" within the slim and summary feel during which it has become understood when you consider that Locke and Kant. "The exam of knowledge," he holds, "can in basic terms be performed through an act of knowledge," and "to search to understand earlier than we all know is as absurd because the clever answer of Scholasticus, to not enterprise into the water until eventually he had discovered to swim. " * whereas Hegel wrote no treatise solely dedicated to epistemology, his complete philosophy is still a many-faceted thought of fact, and therefore our identify - past Epistemology - is intended to signify a go back to the classical that means and relation of the phrases episteme and symbols. I had initially deliberate to incorporate a long advent for those essays, starting off Hegel's basic view of philosophic fact. yet because the papers got here in, it turned transparent that I had selected my participants too good; certainly, they've got all yet placed me into bankruptcy. at the least, it supplies me nice excitement to were in a position to assemble this symposium of remarkable Hegel students, to supply for them a discussion board on a standard subject of serious significance, and particularly, because of Arnold Miller, to have Hegel himself between them. Frederick G. Weiss Charlottesville, Va. • The common sense of Hegel, trans. from the Etu;yclopaedta by way of William Wallace. second ed.

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Either it is the passive matter which becomes something only through the activity of the formal ego, or the object is the agent, and knowledge is its effect in the subject. , the sun's warming of the stone is not, who can tell? 20 Hegel never tires of criticizing the metaphor which sees knowledge as a tool or instrument, precisely because it demands conceiving of the subject and object in such an external relation that the language and images of the master-slave dialectic become the foundations of epistemology.

8 Idem. 9 In this regard Hegel's relation to Schleiermacher parallels Tillich's to Bultmann in our day. Against the failure of Schleiermacher and Bultmann to articulate a systematic theory of God and their tendency to reduce theology to normative expressions of pious self-conciousness and human existence respectively, Hegel and Tillich insist that theology must first and foremost be ontological, and only then existential. The real target, however, is Kant, who is the starting point both for Schleiermacher and (via Heidegger) for Bultmann.

But the empirical sciences seek to apply it to the whole of nature and spirit. The point is not that they try to proceed deductively, but rather that their inductive procedure parallels the external and subjective method of the formal sciences. Again the material is not left to itself, but 18 Hegel is fully aware of the close link of logic to mathematics. See LP, 171-72, g22 and Science of Logic, (henceforth SL) trans. Johnston and Struthers, New York, 1929, I, 63-64 and II, 342, and Wissenschaft der Logik, hrsg.

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