On the Need for Speculative Philosophy Today
Keywords:Speculative Philosophy, Hegel, Reason
Abstract‘On the Need for Speculative Philosophy Today' takes seriously Hegel's claims that speculative philosophy begins in diremption and ends in higher-order conceptualization. To make Hegel's theses more perspicuous, I examine the set of modern life needs”historical, metaphysical, phenomenological, and political”that give rise to speculative philosophy. I then attempt to show that speculative philosophy's ultimate aim is to provide us with higher-order consolation. In the final section, I mean to draw on the second sense of speculation, conjecturing that rational form of inquiry I have undertaken is a propaedeutic to ‘philosophies of action': philosophy of life and public philosophy.
How to Cite
Taggart, A. J. (2012). On the Need for Speculative Philosophy Today. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 8(1), 47–61. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/268