By Errol E. Harris
From the Preface:
The objective of this statement is to render Hegel’s common sense intelligible to the uninitiated and to dispel the various misconceptions that have collected round it and round Hegel's philosophy in most cases. No try out has been made to track traditionally the improvement of the common sense via its a variety of types, or to provide a biographical account of Hegel’s philosophical improvement. This has been performed through different writers with whom i've got no wish to compete. My item has been basically to understand the kernel of Hegel’s idea and to penetrate, as far as i will be able to, the obscurities of his writing, in addition to, the place valuable and potential, to give an explanation for and type out a few obvious anomalies within the association of the cloth.
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The possibility of scientific metaphysics gradually becomes actualized, and metaphysics becomes a science with the same Kantian epistemological insistence. Finally, Kant’s conclusions were not overshadowed on the basis of epistemological and metaphysical certainty alone. They became overshadowed in a specific way, that of philosophical idealism. The flow of the post-Kantian discourse indexes to another twofoldness in Kantian philosophy. Kant’s position was based on a specific analysis defined by his “Copernican Revolution”: the investigation of the subject and its activity, rather than the object.
The matter of contention rather is the fact that Kant centers his discussion on the transcendental at the expense of the immanent. J. Bernstein, Beyond Objectivism and Relativism: Science, Hermeneutics and Praxis (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983), p. 10. 10 Burkhard Tuschling has convincingly argued that even Kant himself tended to sublate his own system of transcendental idealism with speculative idealism in his Opus Postumum. See B. F. Fulda, and J. , Architektonik und System in der Philosophie Kants (Hamburg: Meiner, 2001), pp.
36 Kant circularly proffers a priori “pure” concepts that are supposed to be proven only a posteriori. Therefore, they cannot be purely logically deduced. Hegel’s Phenomenology has pointed to this riddle too: knowledge in its “purity” already presupposes knowledge. As a matter of fact, knowledge has to be grounded elsewhere, on real historical experience. In my view, the differences between the A and B Deductions in the first Critique (Kant’s emphasis on the “I think” in the second deduction) demonstrate the philosopher’s ambiguous degree of reliance on 33 P.
An Interpretation of the Logic of Hegel by Errol E. Harris