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Teleology and Contradiction in Hegel’s Philosophy

(Original title: Teleológia a protirečenie v Hegelovej filozofii)
Filozofia, 40 (1985), 2, 182-188.
Type of work: Papers - „Contradiction“ in the Categorial System of Materialist Dialectics
Publication language: Slovak

The key-problem in the paper is the position of dialectics and. the role of contradiction in the whole of Hegel’s philosophy. One of the sources of Hegel’s thinking lies in the context of the classical rationalism. Hegel follows the rationalist conception of the notion “the infinite“ and he develops it on the basis of teleology and thus the dialectics of contradictions enters his philosophy. However, the analysis of ways of determination in his Loglik shows that the reqirement of exhibiting the realization of the purpose leads in the end to suppression of dialectics and to the enclosing of the system.

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