Science, thought and nature: Hegel’s completion of Kant’s idealism [Special Issue]

Deligiorgi, Katerina (2019) Science, thought and nature: Hegel’s completion of Kant’s idealism [Special Issue]. Argumenta: Journal of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA), 4 (8). pp. 19-46. ISSN 2465-2334

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Abstract

Focusing on Hegel’s engagement with Kant’s theoretical philosophy, the paper shows the merits of its characterisation as “completion”. The broader aim is to offer a fresh perspective on familiar historical arguments and on contemporary discussions of philosophical naturalism by examining the distinctive combination of idealism and naturalism that motivates the priority both authors accord to the topics of testability of philosophical claims and of the nature of the relation between philosophy and the natural science. Linking these topics is a question about how the demands of unification—imposed internally, relative to conceptions of the proper conduct of philosophical enquiry—can accommodate realism, a key element in establishing disciplinary parity between philosophy and the natural sciences. The distance that ultimately marks Kant’s and Hegel’s answers to this question justifies the interpretative claim about completion, while the conceptual patterns exemplified in the posing of the question and in their shared assumptions about its philosophical importance justifies the reconstructive claim about “idealist naturalism”

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD095 Metaphysics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD143 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD240 Methodology
Depositing User: Katerina Deligiorgi
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 10:24
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 10:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/89461

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