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The Creuzerstreit and Hegel's Philosophy of History

The Creuzerstreit and Hegel's Philosophy of History <p>Abstract:</p><p>Jon Stewart has recently argued that Hegel&apos;s defense of Friedrich Creuzer&apos;s controversial <i>Symbolik</i> should give us pause to reconsider the widely held view of Hegel&apos;s philosophy as racist and Eurocentric. More attention needs to be paid, however, to the strategy that Hegel employs in this defense. This article argues for the influence of Aristotle&apos;s theory of epigenesis on Hegel&apos;s philosophy of nature as well as his understanding of the stages of world-historical development. This Aristotelian understanding privileges the masculine West in relation to the feminine East that provides the material but not the vital efficient cause that animates Greek culture.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the History of Ideas University of Pennsylvania Press

The Creuzerstreit and Hegel&apos;s Philosophy of History

Journal of the History of Ideas , Volume 80 (2) – Apr 23, 2019

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>Jon Stewart has recently argued that Hegel&apos;s defense of Friedrich Creuzer&apos;s controversial <i>Symbolik</i> should give us pause to reconsider the widely held view of Hegel&apos;s philosophy as racist and Eurocentric. More attention needs to be paid, however, to the strategy that Hegel employs in this defense. This article argues for the influence of Aristotle&apos;s theory of epigenesis on Hegel&apos;s philosophy of nature as well as his understanding of the stages of world-historical development. This Aristotelian understanding privileges the masculine West in relation to the feminine East that provides the material but not the vital efficient cause that animates Greek culture.</p>

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Journal of the History of IdeasUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Apr 23, 2019

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