David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Review of Metaphysics 61 (2):379-400 (2007)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's 'Philosophy of Nature' has often been accused of promoting a view of nature fundamentally at odds with the modern scientific understanding of nature. I show this accusation to be false by pointing to two aspects of Hegel's treatment of nature: its rejection of the 'a priori/a posteriori' distinction, and its connection to Hegel's conception of autonomy as freedom from givenness. I give a reading of Hegel's treatment of the laws of motion along these lines, and I close with some points connecting this reading of Hegel to contemporary philosophy (specifically John McDowell and Catherine Malabou)
|Keywords||Hegel Philosophy of Science Philosophy of Nature Physics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Andrew Buchwalter (2012/2011). Dialectics, Politics, and the Contemporary Value of Hegel's Practical Philosophy. Routledge.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1970/2004). Hegel's Philosophy of Nature. Oxford,Clarendon Press.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1970/2004). Hegel's Philosophy of Nature: Being Part Two of the Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences (1830), Translated From Nicolin and Pöggeler's Edition (1959), and From the Zusätze in Michelet's Text (1847). [REVIEW] Oxford University Press.
Kenneth R. Westphal (2008). ‘Philosophizing About Nature: Hegel’s Philosophical Project’. In F. C. Beiser (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth Century Philosophy. Cambridge.
A. V. Miller (ed.) (2004). Hegel's Philosophy of Nature: Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences (1830), Part II. Clarendon Press.
John L. Stanley (1997). Marx's Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature. Science and Society 61 (4):449 - 473.
Alasdair C. MacIntyre (1972). Hegel. Garden City, N.Y.,Anchor Books.
Alasdair C. MacIntyre (1976). Hegel: A Collection of Critical Essays. University of Notre Dame Press.
Sebastian Rand (2007). The Importance and Relevance of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature. The Review of Metaphysics 61 (2):379 - 400.
Sebastian Rand (2007). The Importance and Relevance of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature. Review of Metaphysics 61 (2):379-400.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads78 ( #13,441 of 1,004,638 )
Recent downloads (6 months)38 ( #1,893 of 1,004,638 )
How can I increase my downloads?