‘The Doctrine of Being in Hegel’s Science of Logic: A Critical Commentary’ by Mehmet Tabak

Published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.


This book provides an accessible and thorough analysis of “The Doctrine of Being,” the first part of Hegel’s Science of Logic. Though it received much scholarly attention in the past, interpreters of this text have generally refrained from examining it in a sufficiently detailed manner. Through a rigorous and critical reading of Hegel’s speculative arguments, Mehmet Tabak illustrates that Hegel meant his logic to be both a presuppositionless analysis and development of the basic categories of thought, on the one hand, and a post-Kantian ontology on the other. However, the analysis of the text demonstrates that Hegel fails to deliver such logic. This volume promises to be an indispensable guide to those who wish to understand the first book of Science of Logic.

Mehmet Tabak is the author of Dialectics of Human Nature in Marx’s PhilosophyDialectic in Hegel’s History of Philosophy, Vol. 1, and Plato’s Parmenides Reconsidered. He is an adjunct professor at New York University, USA.

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