TEHRAN (IBNA) -- Philosophy book, ‘Hegel’s Logic and Metaphysics’ (2022) by Jacob McNulty which offers a new interpretation of German philosopher’s thoughts has been published.
The book has been released in English by Cambridge University Press in 288 pages in the hardcover format.
Kant said that logic had not had to take a single step forward since Aristotle, but German Idealists in the following generation made concerted efforts to re-think the logical foundations of philosophy.
In ‘Hegel’s Logic and Metaphysics’, Jacob McNulty offers a new interpretation of Hegel’s Logic, the key work of his philosophical system. McNulty shows that Hegel is responding to a perennial problem in the history and philosophy of logic: the logocentric predicament.
In Hegel, we find an answer to a question so basic that it cannot be posed without risking incoherence: what is the justification for logic? How can one justify logic without already relying upon it? The answer takes the form of re-thinking the role of metaphysics in philosophy, so that logic assumes a new position as derivative rather than primary. This important book will appeal to a wide range of readers in Hegel studies and beyond.
Jacob McNulty is Lecturer in Philosophy at University College London. He is the author of numerous journal articles and a Routledge Philosophers volume on Marcuse (forthcoming).