Hegel—From Foundation to System

  • Authors
  • David Lamb

Part of the Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library book series (MNPL, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Foundations of Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Lamb
      Pages 3-28
    3. David Lamb
      Pages 29-41
  3. The Foundations of Morality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
  4. The Foundations of Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. David Lamb
      Pages 75-88
  5. The Foundations of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. David Lamb
      Pages 91-97
    3. David Lamb
      Pages 98-108
  6. The System of Nature

  7. The System of Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. David Lamb
      Pages 167-176
    3. David Lamb
      Pages 188-206
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-234

About this book


One of the guiding thoughts throughout this work is that G. W. F. Hegel is the philosopher of the modern age, that subsequent phil­ osophers, whether or not they have read his works, must take their stand in relation to Hegel. My purpose is not only to present Hegel, but to show that his influence has been felt for some time, even though his presence has not been explicitly acknowledged. In spite of a recent revival in Heglian scholarship, the history of philosophy in the English-speaking world is generally obscured by a period of darkness between Kant and the early inquiries of Russell and Frege. A place is assigned to Mill and Bentham, but even today very few Anglo-Saxon philosophers would be prepared to recognise Marx as a philosopher, although it is widely held that Marx was in some way influenced by Hegel, which is probably a good reason for not paying too much attention to the latter. At best, an understand­ ing of Hegel is relevant to an understanding of Marx, but it is not considered that Hegel made a significant contribution to the main­ stream of Western philosophy from Descartes onwards, and it is assumed that he is of little relevance to the 'linguistic revolution' pioneered by Wittgenstein, Ryle, and Austin.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8868-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8866-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-5090
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