Review of Metaphysics 63 (1):55-89 (2009)

Simon Lumsden
University of New South Wales
The paper argues against those who interpret Hegel's project as concerned above all with reconciliation. These interpreters usually take reconciliation to be a historical achievement produced by thought moving along a self-correcting pathway. On this view, modernity is its high point, since here Spirit is at home with itself, its freedom realized. The paper argues that in Hegel's assessment of philosophy's role, Spirit's dissatisfaction is more fundamental than reconciliation, and hence philosophy cannot be considered as striving for an ultimate reconciliation and cannot be incorporated into a social theodicy
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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