Hegel's History of Philosophy

New Interpretations

Edited by David A. Duquette

Subjects: History Of Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Hegelian Studies
Paperback : 9780791455449, 240 pages, October 2002
Hardcover : 9780791455432, 240 pages, November 2002

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David A. Duquette

Part I. Method, Beginnings, and Perspective in Hegel's History of Philosophy

1. Hegel's Method for a History of Philosophy: The Berlin Introductions to the Lectures on the History of Philosophy (1819-1831)
Angelica Nuzzo

2. With What Must the History of Philosophy Begin? Hegel's Role in the Debate on the Place of India within the History of Philosophy
Robert Bernasconi

3. The Dawning of Desire: Hegel's Logical History of Philosophy and Politics
Andrew Fiala

Part II. Accounts of the Philosophical Tradition in Hegel

4. Hegel on Socrates and Irony
Robert R. Williams

5. Ancient Skepticism and Systematic Philosophy
Will Dudley

6. The Historicity of Philosophy and the Role of Skepticism
Tanja Staehler

7. The Place of Rousseau in Hegel's System
Allegra De Laurentiis

8. Hegel Between Spinoza and Derrida
Merold Westphal

Part III. System, Progress, and Culmination in Hegel

9. Systematicity and Experience: Hegel and the Function of the History of Philosophy
Kevin Thompson

10. Is There Progress in the History of Philosophy?
Vittorio Hosle

11. The "End of History" Revisited: Kantian Reason, Hegelian Spirit, and the History of Philosophy
Jere Paul O'Neill Surber



Top scholars address Hegel’s History of Philosophy.


This volume approaches the study of Hegel's History of Philosophy from a variety of angles, while centering on Hegel's Berlin "Lectures on the History of Philosophy" (1819–1831), which were given to students and later published. The lectures address most fundamentally what philosophy is—the philosophy of philosophy, so to speak. The contributors treat many significant and topical issues, including: discussions of Hegel's overall idea of a history of philosophy; his treatment of various philosophers and philosophical views from the historical tradition; and the role of Hegel's own philosophical system as a culmination in the development of philosophy historically. This unique collection provides incisive and provocative analyses on an area of study that until now has not garnered as much attention as it deserves.

David A. Duquette is Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. Norbert College.