News ID: 112303
Publish Date : 11 February 2023 - 21:31

German ‎Philosopher’s Thoughts Available to Persian Readers

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).