Thursday, January 01, 2004

Hegel contra Kant

My friend Dan Arnold sent a holiday question about Hegel's critique of Kant. He is looking for some primary material in Hegel to accompany his recent reading of Jeffrey Stout's latest book. The best recommendation I could think of for a concise statement of Hegel's views without having to wade through vast amounts of his system to find it was the section on Kant (Section B) in volume three of the Lectures on the History of Philosophy. I also mentioned the Introduction of the Phenomenology, and I could have noted the Encyclopaedia Logic (the section on Critical Philosophy, sections 40-60).

But I should also mention Josiah Royce's Lectures on Modern Idealism. These are very interesting accounts of Kant's thought as mediated through his reading of Hegel.