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AuthorNavickas, Joseph L. author
TitleConsciousness and Reality: Hegel's Philosophy of Subjectivity [electronic resource] / by Joseph L. Navickas
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1976
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Descript VIII, 284 p. online resource


With the rise of analytical philosophy the criticism against Hegelianism has become increasingly shrill, and signs of an embarrassment that Hegel's philosophy should ever have arisen are noticeable in such inftuential works as those of Karl Popper and Hans Reichenbach, to mention but a few. However, many contemporary philosophers stress what is called subjectivity, conceiving reality as susceptible of methodical analysis only to the extent that it is in and for the subject. What is more, they not only insist on the importance of the subject for philosophy, but maintain that the subject must be conceived as the principal determinative of true objectivity. Since knowledge depends for its possibility on the inseverable correlatives of consciousness and reality, they would grant that a proper importance must be given to both subject and object. Still, exemplifying the relational principle within the unity of a dual structure, the subject serves as an excluยญ sive agent that provides ingress into the meaning of the object


One: Introduction -- I. The Shift to the Subject in Modern Thought -- II. Hegel's Prefatory Notion of Subjectivity -- III. Consciousness and Reality -- Two: The Conscious Subject -- IV. The Initial Transaction between the Subject and its Object -- V. The Perceiving Subject -- VI. The Understanding Subject -- Three: The Self-Conscious Subject -- VII. The Rise of the Self-Conscious Subject -- VIII. Freedom and Dependence of the Self-Conscious Subject -- IX. The Self-Estranged Subject -- Four: The Rational Subject -- X. The Activity of the Rational Subject -- XI. The Self-Examination of the Rational Subject -- XII. The Self-Realization of the Rational Subject -- XIII. The Triumph of the Rational Subject -- Five: The Spiritual Subject -- XIV. The Rise of the Personal Subject -- XV. The Dual Life of the Spiritual Subject -- XVI. The Moral Subject -- XVII. The Subject's Final Quest for Spirituality -- Epilogue -- Retrospect and Prospect

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