Hegel and the Problem of Multiplicity

Cloth Text – $96.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1669-6

Paper Text – $34.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1670-2
Publication Date
January 2000
Categories
Page Count
355 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9
ISBN
0-8101-1670-7

Hegel and the Problem of Multiplicity

Andrew Haas

At the center of Hegel and the Problem of Multiplicity is the question: what could the term "multiplicity" mean for philosophy? Andrew Haas contends that most contemporary philosophical understandings of multiplicity are either Aristotelian or Kantian and that these approaches have solidified into a philosophy guided by categories of identity and different--categories to which multiplicity as such cannot be reduced. The Hegelian conception of multiplicity, Haas suggests, is opposed to both categories--or, in fact, supersedes them. To come to terms with this critique, Haas undertakes a rigorous, technical analysis of Hegel's Science of Logic. The result is a reading of the concept of multiplicity as multiple, that is, as multiplicities.

About the Author

Andrew Haas teaches Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA.
Reviews