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Giladi, Paul (2015) 'Hegel's Therapeutic Conception of Philosophy.' Hegel Bulletin, 36 (2). pp. 248-267.

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The aim of this paper is to argue that Hegel has a therapeutic conception of philosophy, and also to argue that in significant respects this anticipates the classical pragmatist position, which is also interpreted as offering a therapeutic approach. In the first section, I introduce Hegel’s views on how theoretical reasoning has an important connection with practical life. I argue that this important connect ion between theoretical reason and the practical establishes Hegel as a member of the therapeutic tradition — broadly conceived. My focus in section II of the paper is on the relation between Hegelian therapy and Wittgenstein’s quietistic approach. I conclude my discussion of Hegel’s therapeutic conception of philosophy in section III, by arguing that Hegelian therapy has much in common with classical pragmatist metaphilosophy, which I also take to involve a therapeutic approach.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
ISSN: 02635232
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the article accepted for publication in Hegel Bulletin, 36 (2). pp. 248-267 (2015), published by Cambridge University Press. Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2023 09:19

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