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Hegel, Idealism, and Analytic Philosophy
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Hegel, Idealism, and Analytic Philosophy

Tom Rockmore

Abstract

This book—a large-scale survey of the complex relationship between Hegel's idealism and Anglo-American analytic philosophy—argues that analytic philosophy has consistently misread and misappropriated Hegel. According to the book, the first generation of British analytic philosophers to engage Hegel possessed a limited understanding of his philosophy and of idealism. Succeeding generations continued to misinterpret him, and recent analytic thinkers have turned Hegel into a pragmatist by ignoring his idealism. The book explains why this has happened, defends Hegel's idealism, and points out the ... More

Keywords: Hegel's idealism, Anglo-American, analytic philosophy, analytic philosophers, Hegel, idealism, analytic thinkers, pragmatist, analytic concerns, problem of knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780300104509
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300104509.001.0001

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Tom Rockmore, author

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