Hegel, Idealism, and Analytic Philosophy

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Philosophy - 280 pages
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In this book--the first large-scale survey of the complex relationship between Hegel’s idealism and Anglo-American analytic philosophy--Tom Rockmore argues that analytic philosophy has consistently misread and misappropriated Hegel. According to Rockmore, the first generation of British analytic philosophers to engage Hegel possessed a limited understanding of his philosophy and of idealism. Succeeding generations continued to misinterpret him, and recent analytic thinkers have turned Hegel into a pragmatist by ignoring his idealism. Rockmore explains why this has happened, defends Hegel’s idealism, and points out the ways that Hegel is a key figure for analytic concerns, focusing in particular on the fact that he and analytic philosophers both share an interest in the problem of knowledge.

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Contents

Idealism British Idealism and Analytic Philosophy
11
Pragmatism Analytic Neopragmatism and Hegel
64
Hegel Idealism and Knowledge
165
Notes
229
Index
265
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Tom Rockmore is professor of philosophy at Duquesne University.

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