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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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|