Home » Hegels God: A Counterfeit Double? by William Desmond
Hegels God: A Counterfeit Double? William Desmond

Hegels God: A Counterfeit Double?

William Desmond

Published January 1st 2003
ISBN : 9780754605522
Hardcover
222 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Hegel is widely regarded as one of the major thinkers of the modern era, if not the entire tradition of philosophy. Hegel, like many philosophers, took seriously traditional philosophical perplexities about God, but unlike many modern philosophers heMoreHegel is widely regarded as one of the major thinkers of the modern era, if not the entire tradition of philosophy. Hegel, like many philosophers, took seriously traditional philosophical perplexities about God, but unlike many modern philosophers he claimed to take the specific characteristic of Christianity into account in his philosophising.This book presents a new examination, interpretation and critical engagement with Hegels philosophy of religion, and with his concept of God in particular. William Desmond explores the distinctive stresses of Hegels approach to God, the influence it has exerted, and the fundamental problems that his approach exhibits. CONTENTS: Contents: By way of introduction: Hegels God, transcendence and the counterfeit doubleFinding a way to holistic immanence: Hegel between enlightenment, Greece and ChristianityPhilosophy redoubling religion: intimacy, Agon and counterfeit reconciliationsBeyond double thinking: Hegels speculative GodHegels trinity and the erotic self-doubling GodCreation and the self-doubling of Hegels TrinityEvil and the counterfeits of God in historyGod, Spirit, and the counterfeits of religious communityThe reserves of GodBibliographyIndex.Author Biography: William Desmond is former President of the Hegel Society of America (also former President of the Metaphysical Society of America)- also General Editor of the SUNY Series in Hegelian Studies. His book Being and the Between (SUNY 1995) won the Priz Cardinal Mercier, as well as the John N. Findlay Award for the Best Book in Metaphysics (1995-1997), given by the Metaphysical Society of America.