The Role of Religion in Hegel’s Phenomenological Justification of Philosophical Science

Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism book series (PHGI)


Hegel suggests in various statements that the beginning concept of philosophical science has a religious dimension. This chapter examines the way the proof procedure developed in the Phenomenology of Spirit justifies the beginning concept of philosophy and determines precisely how religious transcendence is preserved in it.


The Enlightenment The moral world Philosophical science Presuppositionless beginning Reason Religion Scientific proof procedure Self-consciousness Spirit Transcendence 


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  1. 1.Loyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

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