David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The Owl of Minerva 42 (1-2):137-152 (2010)
Hegel’s True Infinite is “well known” but there is little consensus concerning its meaning. The true infinite is introduced in Hegel’s deconstruction of traditional conceptions of quality, determinacy and reality as wholly positive and from which negation, limitation and determinacy are excluded. Everything is other than and unrelated to everything else. These assumptions yield the stubborn category of finitude as an absolute limit, and of God as abstract unknowable Beyond. But Hegel claims that every attempt to separate the infinite from the finite makes the infinite itself finite—the spurious infinite, the “ought.” The true infinite is the negation/correction of the spurious infinite; it reinstates the relations suppressed by the understanding. The true infinite is an ontotheological conception of a social infinite: it is both absolute—in and for itself—and related—being for an other—to wit, an articulated, inclusive whole. It is not an acosmic pantheism like Spinoza’s that defrauds difference and finitude of their due. The true infinite presupposes as its corollary the idealit y of the finite. The latter articulates the ontological status of the finite as sublated in the true infinite, i.e. as a member both distinct from and related to (dependent on) the true infinite. The true infinite is the whole present in its members. The true infinite is neither traditional theism (the assertion of abstract transcendence), nor atheism (the denial of abstracttranscendence) nor pantheism (that eliminates finitude), nor a projection of finitude (Feuerbach). It is best understood as panentheism
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Robert R. Williams (2010). Hegel's Concept of The True Infinite. The Owl of Minerva 42 (1-2):89-122.
Rocío Zambrana (2012). Hegel's Logic of Finitude. Continental Philosophy Review 45 (2):213-233.
Paolo Diego Bubbio (2009). Solger and Hegel: Negation and Privation. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17 (2):173-187.
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev (2008). A New Applied Approach for Executing Computations with Infinite and Infinitesimal Quantities. Informatica 19 (4):567-596.
James Risser (2002). In the Shadow of Hegel: Infinite Dialogue in Gadamer's Hermeneutics. Research in Phenomenology 32 (1):86-102.
Robert M. Wallace (2010). True Infinity and Hegel's Rational Mysticism. The Owl of Minerva 42 (1-2):123-135.
OtáVio Bueno & Mark Colyvan (2003). Paradox Without Satisfaction. Analysis 63 (2):152–156.
Philip Hugly & Charles Sayward (1986). What is an Infinite Expression? Philosophia 16 (1):45-60.
Jeremy Gwiazda (2012). On Infinite Number and Distance. Constructivist Foundations 7 (2):126-130.
A. W. Moore (1990/2002). The Infinite. Routledge.
Philip Ehrlich (1982). Negative, Infinite, and Hotter Than Infinite Temperatures. Synthese 50 (2):233 - 277.
Added to index2012-03-18
Total downloads12 ( #130,070 of 1,102,845 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #61,870 of 1,102,845 )
How can I increase my downloads?