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Giladi, Paul (2018) 'Hegel’s Philosophy and Common Sense.' The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 23 (3). pp. 269-285.

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Although, as many scholars have noted, Hegel appears to dismiss common sense, I argue that his claim that speculative philosophy can provide the rational ground for what is implicit in ordinary consciousness amounts to a critical vindication of common sense. Hegel’s attitude to common sense/ordinary consciousness is thus more complex and intriguing than either the longstanding consensus on his dismissal of and disdain for common sense, or the McDowellian attempt to ally Hegel’s position with later-Wittgensteinian philosophical therapy. Hegel’s critique of ordinary consciousness, I conclude, should be read as a nuanced philosophical vindication of common sense.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Hegel; common sense; speculative philosophy
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
ISSN: 10848770
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the article accepted for publication in The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 23 (3). pp. 269-285 (2018), published by Taylor and Francis. Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2023 18:08

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