Hegel's Idealism as a Critique of Deconstructive Philosophy

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    The purpose of this article is to evaluate whether Hegel’s idea of philosophical critique, as he developed it in his essay on the Essence of Philosophical Critique (1802), can offer a viable way to react to Derrida’s deconstruction of traditional philosophy. The article focuses on Hegel’s dealing with ‘unphilosophy’, i.e. a kind of thinking that has no common ground at all with (idealistic) philosophy. The conclusion is that adopting this approach in the debate with deconstructivist thinking is fruitful for a critique of its dogmatic undermining of the metaphysical belief in the reasonableness of reason.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)190-195
    Number of pages6
    JournalHegel-Jahrbuch
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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    An Idealist critique of deconstructive philosophy

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