1st Edition

A New Exploration of Hegel's Dialectics
The Tensions of Speculation

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ISBN 9781032217369
April 11, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
616 Pages

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Book Description

The three-volume set gives new insights into Hegel's dialectics and thereby his overall philosophical thought via a retracing of the origins of dialectics and an analysis of its logic structure, with the concept of the Nous highlighted as fundamental to this.
The first volume explores two origins of Hegelian dialectics from ancient Greek philosophy, namely the linguistic spirit of Logos and the existentialist spirit of Nous, before illuminating how their binary opposition, division and unification constitutes the inner tension of Hegel's dialectics and developing into the forms of thought that fashion the history of western philosophy. Focusing on self-negation and reflective form of dialectics, and representing spirits of Nous and Logos respectively, the second volume further explores their core functions in terms of subjectivity, free spirit and practicality. In the final volume, the author defines Hegel's dialectics as "a unity of three": logic, epistemology and ontology. This unification and the interrelation of three components demonstrates the internal feature of Hegel's dialectics as well as the connection and divergence between Hegel and Marx's philosophical thought.
The title will appeal to scholars and students interested in Hegel and Marx's philosophy, German classical philosophy and Western philosophy.

Table of Contents

Volume 1:  Part 1 The Two Origins of Hegel's Dialectic  1. The Linguistic Origin  2. The Existentialist Origin  Part 2 The Dialectical Beginning of Hegel's Philosophy  3. Analyzing the Beginning of The Science of Logic  4. An Analysis of the Beginning of the Phenomenology of Spirit  5. Comparison of Methods: Phenomenology of Spirit and The Science of Logic  Volume 2:  Part 1 The Soul of the Hegelian Dialectic: Negation  1. The Negative and the Positive  2. Negation and Subjectivity  3. The Status of Negation in Hegel's Dialectic  Part 2 The Form of the Hegelian Dialectic: Reflection  4. The Conceptual Intension of Reflection  5. Reflection and Reason  6. The Logical Function of Reflection  Volume 3:  Part 1 Hegel's Dialectical Logic  1. Dialectical Logic and Formal Logic  2. Dialectical Logic and Experience  3. The Agreement of Dialectical Logic with Epistemology  Part 2 Hegel's Dialectical Epistemology  4. The Implications of Dialectical Reason  5. The Dialectical Development of Knowing  6. The Identity of Dialectical Epistemology and Ontology: On Hegel's Doctrine of the Identity of Thinking and Being  Part 3 Hegel's Dialectical Ontology  7. Substance as Ontological Ground  8. The Subject as Substance Coming into Being  9. The Agreement of Dialectical Ontology with Logic  10. Conclusion

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Deng Xiaomang is Professor in the School of Philosophy at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. His research focus includes German classic philosophy and aesthetics, and he has engaged in the comparison and criticism of the Eastern and Western culture.