Chapter 4. The Challenge of Reason: From Certainty to Truth

  1. Kenneth R. Westphal Professor Professorial Fellow
  1. Cinzia Ferrini Researcher

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306224.ch4

The Blackwell Guide to Hegel's

The Blackwell Guide to Hegel's

How to Cite

Ferrini, C. (2009) The Challenge of Reason: From Certainty to Truth, in The Blackwell Guide to Hegel's (ed K. R. Westphal), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306224.ch4

Editor Information

  1. University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Trieste, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405131094

Online ISBN: 9781444306224

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Keywords:

  • Phenomenology - freedom of consciousness;
  • observation of nature;
  • Descartes - thinking treatment of empirical;
  • Fichte - deduction of determinate thoughts;
  • Fichte's Ego - phenomenological appearance of reason;
  • Hegel's discussion - degree of realism;
  • pseudo-empirical premises

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Is ‘High’ and What Is ‘Low’ in the Significance of Reason

  • The Standpoint of Reason: or When Certainty Is Not Yet Truth

  • Philosophical Issues: Standard Views and Reappraisals

  • References

  • Further Reading