Journal of Speculative Philosophy 31 (4):575-593 (2017)

Jeffrey Reid
University of Ottawa
Until their recent Anglo-American rehabilitation or reinvention, metaphysics, perhaps since Kant, have tended to be either philosophically avoided or rejected wholesale. The word itself has been taken as virtually synonymous with ideology and unscientific religiosity. Systematic metaphysical coherence has even been portrayed as harboring incipient totalitarianism. Epistemologically and politically, metaphysics have been reproached for their pernicious disregard for something called "reality."In both the Continental and analytic traditions, Hegel's philosophy has been seen as embodying all that is wrong with metaphysical endeavors. From Feuerbach to Foucault, from Great Britain to North America and beyond, the...
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