The Relationship Between Hegel and Skepticism

Open Access
Author:
Lampros, Alex
Area of Honors:
Philosophy
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Brady Lee Bowman, Thesis Supervisor
  • Vincent M Colapietro, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Skepticism
  • Hegel
Abstract:
In this thesis I explore Hegel’s relationship to skepticism. Today this relationship remains largely unexplored, especially in the English-speaking world. I examine this relationship in an original way by turning my attention away from the epistemological issues and exploring how the skeptics’ lived experience of freedom (ataraxia) finds expression in Hegel’s systematic appropriation of skepticism. I show that this moment finds expression in Hegel’s thought in a unique way that broadens our conception of Hegel’s philosophy.