The Doctrine of Being in Hegel’s Science of Logic

A Critical Commentary

  • Mehmet Tabak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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    Pages 1-34
  3. Determinateness (Quality)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
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  4. Magnitude (Quantity)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
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  5. Measure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-221

About this book


This book provides an accessible and thorough analysis of “The Doctrine of Being,” the first part of Hegel’s Science of Logic. Though it received much scholarly attention in the past, interpreters of this text have generally refrained from examining it in a sufficiently detailed manner.  Through a rigorous and critical reading of Hegel’s speculative arguments, Mehmet Tabak illustrates that Hegel meant his logic to be both a presuppositionless analysis and development of the basic categories of thought, on the one hand, and a post-Kantian ontology on the other. However, the analysis of the text demonstrates that Hegel fails to deliver such logic. This volume promises to be an indispensable guide to those who wish to understand the first book of Science of Logic.  .  


Speculative Dialectic-Logic Presuppositionless Immanent Logic Immanent Dialectic The Absolute Monad of Leibniz

Authors and affiliations

  • Mehmet Tabak
    • 1
  1. 1.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55937-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55938-4
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