Week 10 – Hegel, Skepticism, & The Possibility of Metaphysics

This week we’ll start our discussion of Hegel with two readings. The first is from Hegel’s 1802 essay on skepticism. The second is the introduction to his 1807 Phenomenology of Spirit. In these texts Hegel criticizes various modes of skepticism and offers a sketch of a defense of “speculative philosophy” as a metaphysics of the absolute.