McDowell and Hegel

Perceptual Experience, Thought and Action

  • Federico Sanguinetti
  • André J.  Abath

Part of the Studies in German Idealism book series (SIGI, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Federico Sanguinetti, André J. Abath
    Pages 1-26
  3. McDowell on Hegel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. John McDowell
      Pages 29-40
  4. McDowell Between Kant and Hegel

  5. McDowell and Hegel on Perceptual Experience

  6. McDowell and Hegel on Thought

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Michela Bordignon
      Pages 155-174
  7. McDowell and Hegel on Nature and Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Ernesto Perini-Santos
      Pages 177-192
  8. McDowell’s Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. John McDowell
      Pages 231-258
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 259-273

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive and detailed exploration of the relationship between the thought of G.W.F. Hegel and that of John McDowell, the latter of whom is widely considered to be one of the most influential living analytic philosophers. It serves as a point of entry in McDowell’s and Hegel’s philosophy, and a substantial contribution to ongoing debates on perceptual experience and perceptual justification, naturalism, human freedom and action. The chapters gathered in this volume, as well as McDowell’s responses, make it clear that McDowell’s work paves the way for an original reading of Hegel’s texts. His conceptual framework allows for new interpretive possibilities in Hegel’s philosophy which, until now, have remained largely unexplored. Moreover, these interpretations shed light on various aspects of continuity and discontinuity between the philosophies of these two authors, thus defining more clearly their positions on specific issues. In addition, they allow us to see Hegel’s thought as containing a number of conceptual tools that might be useful for advancing McDowell’s own philosophy and contemporary philosophy in general.


Hegel and McDowell Hegel and Analytic Philosophy German Idealism Classical German Philosophy and Analytic Philosophy Hegel on Perceptual Experience McDowell and Kant Hegel on Action Analytical Philosophy and Continental Philosophy McDowell and History of Philosophy Pittsburgh’s Neo-Hegelians Hegel and Brandom

Editors and affiliations

  • Federico Sanguinetti
    • 1
  • André J.  Abath
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)NatalBrazil
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyThe Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)Belo HorizonteBrazil

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