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Before and After Hegel: A Historical Introduction to Hegels Thought Tom Rockmore

Before and After Hegel: A Historical Introduction to Hegels Thought

Tom Rockmore

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ISBN : 9780520082052
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224 pages
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In this engaging and accessible introduction to Hegels theory of knowledge, Tom Rockmore presents the philosophers ideas the way Hegel himself saw them: as coming to grips with, even competing with, prior philosophical positions. Carefully layingMoreIn this engaging and accessible introduction to Hegels theory of knowledge, Tom Rockmore presents the philosophers ideas the way Hegel himself saw them: as coming to grips with, even competing with, prior philosophical positions. Carefully laying out the philosophical tradition of German idealism, he concisely explicates the theories of Kant, Fichte, and Schelling, essential to an understanding of Hegels thought.Rockmore shows how Hegel first formulates his own position in relation to the philosophical discussion of his own historical moment, before extending the discussion, in a second phase, to the entire historical tradition. The Hegelian system, according to Rockmore, remains an essentially modern conception of knowledge, surprisingly relevant to our contemporary intellectual situation.Rockmores remarkably lucid book will interest general readers as well as students of philosophy, intellectual history, politics, culture, and society.