By Eric Michael Dale
In Phenomenology of Spirit (1806) Hegel is usually held to have introduced the tip of background, the place 'history' is to be understood because the lengthy pursuit of ends in the direction of which humanity had constantly been striving. during this, the 1st publication in English to entirely critique this entrenched view, Eric Michael Dale argues that it's a misinterpretation. Dale bargains a studying of his personal, exhibiting the way it sits in the higher schema of Hegel's notion and makes room for an figuring out of the 'end of history' as Hegel meant. via a sublime research of Hegel's philosophy of background, Dale publications the reader clear of the typical misinterpretation of the 'end of history' to different worthwhile components of Hegel's arguments that are usually neglected and should suffer. His e-book should be of significant curiosity to students and complex scholars of Hegel, the philosophy of heritage, and the background of political notion.
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Extra resources for Hegel, the End of History, and the Future
If the question of the end of history is only partially answered by the failure of the question itself, the problem of the end of history still remains. Despite the fact that the end of history seems to explain the trajectories people believe that they see within history, what happens when history goes on, when new and unforeseen events rise up to overwhelm the proud hubris of history’s termination? At the crossroads, the end of history loses its way, for it ceases to be an end as well as a history: only the future presents itself, and the future is always closed to Hegelian speculation.
In contemporary politics it is only the philosophical legacy of Kojève and the popular legacy of Fukuyama (which not even Fukuyama believes any more) which continue regularly to invoke the end of history idea. In Rieff’s defense, he is not a Hegel scholar, and when he says that an end of history is the consensus he is referencing some very loud quasi-Hegelian conversations that took place in the last decade of the twentieth century and have continued, albeit in a more muted vein, ever since. None has been more influential in recent times than the argument, to which I have alluded here several times, made by Francis Fukuyama about the end of history.
Schopenhauer’s insistence that philosophy be scientific has to do with science’s vaunted attention to detail and method, which “opens up the way to knowledge of the general and the particular” (Schopenhauer SW 2:563). In Schopenhauer’s case, his main philosophical interest is in the general, that is, the universal, unchanging eternal, in which the particulars merely participate and thus are at best only pointers or indicators towards the truth of existence. Schopenhauer does not envision philosophy as a sort of ancilla scientiae, however; quite the opposite.