David Kolb

The Necessities of Hegel’s Logics

Publication: In Hegel and the Analytic Tradition, Continuum 2005, pp. 40-60.

I question this idea of a pure presuppositions self-developing sequence of logical categories. This is part of a larger investigation of the inherence of Hegel’s thought in historical language. Concerning the necessary self-development of thought, I have three objections to propose. The first concerns the difficulty of recognizing a uniquely correct sequence of categories, when the various versions all express positive insights. The second concerns the very idea of a unified sequence. The third concerns the goal of pure self-development.

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