By John McCumber
Hegel's critique of Kant used to be a turning aspect within the heritage of philosophy: for the 1st time, the concrete, located, and in definite senses "naturalistic" variety pioneered by means of Hegel faced the skinny, universalistic, and argumentatively purified form of philosophy that had came across its such a lot rigorous expression in Kant. the talk has infrequently died away: it nearly haunts modern philosophy from epistemology to moral thought. but if this ebook is true, the whole import of Hegel's critique of Kant has now not been understood. operating from Hegel's mature texts (after 1807) and analyzing them in gentle of an total interpretation of Hegel's undertaking as a linguistic, "definitional" approach, the booklet deals significant reinterpretations of Hegel's perspectives: The Kantian thing-in-itself isn't denied yet relocated as a temporal point of our event. Hegel's linguistic idealism is known by way of his life like view of sensation. rather than claiming that Kant's express primary is just too empty to supply concrete ethical tips, Hegel praises its vacancy because the origin for a various society.
"Recommended."—J. M. Fritzman, CHOICE
"McCumber's linguistic interpretation of Hegel's idealism bargains a sublime, appealing and—in the simplest philosophical sense—provocative figuring out of Hegel's place, one who makes him right away understandable and appropriate to modern philosophy. The e-book can be of serious curiosity to somebody fascinated about the improvement of German philosophy."—Peter Thielke, Pomona College
"McCumber has been constructing a clean, persuasive reinterpretation of Hegel over a number of books and years; this publication is a welcome extension of that venture. It deals not just a massive corrective to Hegel scholarship yet dissolves a number of the thorniest questions concerning Kant's indisputable yet elusive impression on Hegel's development."—Lydia Moland, Colby university