Idealized Reality: 10 Theses on Conceptual Knowledge in Hegel

Di Paolo Giuspoli

In: Hegel’s Philosophy as Metatheory XLVI , No. 1 ( 2017 )

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Hegel’s philosophical project is here associated with ten theses. They may be considered ‘meta-theoretic’ but are also intended to defuse the requirement of a transcendent or external metaphilosophical foundation for philosophy itself. The main theses are: Hegel’s investigation cannot be defined as a ‘realism’; Hegel presents a ‘non-transcendental’ theory of the relation between knowledge and reality; concept and objectivity, as well as ‘ideality’ and ‘actual reality’, are to be understood as neither opposing nor extrinsically ‘limitable’; actual reality is to be conceived as the ‘concrete totality’ of the real.