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 James Kreines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jkreines@cmc.edu
Department of Philosophy,
Claremont McKenna College

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Claremont, CA 91711
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REASON IN THE WORLD
HEGEL’S METAPHYSICS AND ITS PHILOSOPHICAL APPEAL

Forthcoming June 2015.
Link to Oxford University Press
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Link to Kindle Version at Amazon.
Information about the book and a recent symposium on the book at the Humboldt University, Berlin.

CONTENTS

Introduction: The Fundamentality of the Metaphysics of Reason 1

PART I PRIMITIVE AND MEDIATE REASONS: IMMANENT CONCEPTS FROM MECHANISM TO TELEOLOGY

1. The Dialectic of Mechanism 35

2. Against Empiricist Metaphysics and for the Concept Thesis
and the Metaphysics of Reason 57

3. Kant’s Challenge and Hegel’s Defense of Natural Teleology: The Concept as the Substance of Life 77

PART II THE INESCAPABLE PROBLEM
OF COMPLETE REASONS: KANT’S DIALECTIC
CRITIQUE OF METAPHYSICS

4. Kant’s Dialectic Argument and the Restriction of Knowledge 113

5. The Opening for Hegel’s Response to Kant’s Dialectic 136

PART I I I COMPLETE R EASONS: FROM THE IDEA
TO THE ABSOLUTE IDEA

6. Against the Metaphysics of the Understanding and the Final
Subject or Substratum 155

7. Insubstantial Holism and the Real Contradiction of the
Lawful: Chemism 181

8. The Idea: Complete Reason as Process 199

9. Free Kind for Itself: From the Metaphysics of the Absolute Idea
to Epistemological Monism and Idealism 219

10. Method and Conclusion of the Logic: Dialectic, Contradiction,
and Absolute Knowledge 240