We are glad to give notice of the volume True Purposes in Hegel’s Logic by Edgar Maraguat (Cambridge University Press, 2023).
From the publisher’s website:
This book addresses a key issue in Hegel’s philosophical legacy – his account of purposiveness and teleology – that has often been wrongly criticised and misunderstood. In a re-examination of Hegel’s account of purposiveness and teleology, Edgar Maraguat explores its connection with the rest of Hegel’s philosophy, traces the influence of Aristotle and Kant on its arguments, and closely analyses its place in Hegel’s Science of Logic. The result is a new perspective not only on the nature, spirit and goals of the Logic, but on the whole of Hegel’s philosophical legacy, and will appeal to a range of readers in Hegel studies, the history of philosophy, and the history of ideas.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Kant’s Antinomies of Freedom and Teleology
Chapter 3 – Kant’s Concept of Inner Purposiveness
Chapter 4 – Aristotle’s Defence of Natural Teleology
Chapter 5 – The Non-truth of Mechanism
Chapter 6 – The Non-truth of External Purposiveness
Chapter 7 – The Truth of Inner Purposiveness
Chapter 8 – The Immediate Actuality of Purposes
Chapter 9 – The Absolute Realised PurposePrintable Version