From Disparagement to Appreciation: Shifting Paradigms and interdisciplinary Openings in interpreting Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature
This paper recounts a dramatic paradigm shift in the debate on the value and significance of Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature, from the harsh criticism it faced over the past two centuries to its reappraisal, in the last three decades, through both the vindication of Hegel’s competence in the empirical sciences and the appreciation of his assessment of organic life and habitat, at the intersection with anthropology. The paper concludes with the most recent trends in scholarship, which focus on the problem of the naturality of man in respect to culture and to democratic societies and on the systematic transition from Hegel’s philosophy of nature to the philosophy of spirit.
vol. 9, n. 1 (2014)
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Cinzia Ferrini, "From Disparagement to Appreciation: Shifting Paradigms and interdisciplinary Openings in interpreting Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature", in: Esercizi Filosofici, vol. 9, n. 1 (2014), pp. 1-13