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Peirce, Hegel, and the category of secondness

Stern, R. (2007) Peirce, Hegel, and the category of secondness. Inquiry, 50 (2). pp. 123-155. ISSN 1502-3923

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Abstract

This paper focuses on one of C. S. Peirce's criticisms of G. W. F. Hegel: namely, that Hegel neglected to give sufficient weight to what Peirce calls "Secondness", in a way that put his philosophical system out of touch with reality. The nature of this criticism is explored, together with its relevant philosophical background. It is argued that while the issues Peirce raises go deep, in some respects Hegel's position is closer to his own than he may have realised, whilst in others that criticism can be resisted by the Hegelian.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2007 Taylor & Francis.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Department of Philosophy (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2007 18:49
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00201740701239673
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1080/00201740701239673
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2517

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