Self-Consciousness and Objectivity: An Introduction to Absolute Idealism

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Harvard University Press, Jan 8, 2018 - Philosophy - 176 pages
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Sebastian Rödl undermines a foundational dogma of contemporary philosophy: that knowledge, in order to be objective, must be knowledge of something that is as it is, independent of being known to be so. This profound work revives the thought that knowledge, precisely on account of being objective, is self-knowledge: knowledge knowing itself.
 

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Contents

Objectivity versus the First Person
Propositions
Denial of SelfConsciousness
The Science without Contrary
Objective Judgment in Nagel and Moore
The Explanation of Judgment
The Power of Judgment
The SelfDetermination of the Power
The Original Act of Judgment
The Identity of Absolute and Empirical Knowledge
Notes
Works Cited
Acknowledgments
Index
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