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Hegel's Realm of Shadows


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Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many books on philosophy, literature, art, and film.


"If the productivity of a volume is measured by the issues it raises, this is doubtless the case with the thought-provoking contribution of Pippin, which will be an inescapable reference for all future readings of the Science of Logic, no matter their metaphysical commitment."--Giulia Bernard, Universita degli Studi di Padova - Ruhr-Universitat Bochum "UNIVERSA. Recensioni di filosofia"
"Impressive. . . . What is beyond doubt is that Pippin's new book is one of the most important works on Hegel's Logic in any language and deserves to be studied closely by scholars and students worldwide."--Stephen Houlgate "Journal of the History of Philosophy"
"Since the publication of his Hegel's Idealism thirty years ago, Pippin has offered one of the clearest and most insightful (though always controversial) interpretations of Hegel'sphilosophical project, one that places him intelligibly within the post-Kantian context but also gives him a contemporary voice. This book represents Pippin's most sustained engagement with The Science of Logic, a text that has remained at the center of his interpretation from the outset.. . . The book develops Pippin's earlier views in interesting ways, without departing from them substantially. It may surprise some that he asks that we see his Hegel's metaphysics as just as Aristotelian as it is Kantian. Moreover, Pippin repudiates his earlier characterization of Hegel as a 'conceptual scheme idealist.' The book will doubtless attract (and deserves) critical attention, but it is a valuable contribution to a belated reception of Hegel's Logic."--W. Clar Wolf "Review of Metaphysics"
"With Hegel's Realm of Shadows, Pippin not only makes another invaluable contribution to Hegel scholarship; he changes the world--if only a little bit--by helping us to understand how we ought to understand ourselves."--Jensen Suther "Radical Philosophy"
"This wonderfully clear and exciting book of philosophy is the best book ever written on Hegel's Logic in any language I know."--Terry Pinkard, Georgetown University
"To his numerous and enormously influential studies of important aspects of Hegel's philosophy, Pippin adds another work that is bound to shape our understanding of what for Hegel forms the heart of his philosophy, namely, the Logic. It brilliantly illustrates Pippin's extraordinary Hegel scholarship. It is also remarkably readable and so will be of interest not only to philosophers and philosophy students, but to a wider audience as well."--Rolf-Peter Horstmann, Humboldt University of Berlin
"With Hegel's Realm of Shadows the analytic, American interpretation of Hegel has come full circle. . . . There is no doubt that Pippin's interpretation is a feat in both Hegel and Kant scholarship."-- "British Journal for the History of Philosophy"

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