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Does Hegel Justify His Views?
- From: Peter Michael Gerdes <logicnazi at gmail dot com>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 12:36:42 -0700
- Subject: Does Hegel Justify His Views?
I've studied a fair bit of analytic philosophy and feel that it is
the rigorous arguments and detailed justification that separates
worthwhile philosophy from mere speculation or faith based spiritual
musings. Is there any reason for someone like me to take Hegel
seriously? You've talked about the ideas he has but does he give us
any good reason to believe they are true? Whenever I have tried to
read Hegel I got the sense the arguments were incomplete and confused
but I have to admit I haven't given him much of a chance.
Does Hegel actually have good arguments for his views or is he just
musing and throwing out ideas? If not why should we take him seriously?
Peter (in Oakland)