Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy


Hegel on the Naturalness of Logic: An Account Based on the Preface to the second edition of the Science of Logic [Special Issue]

Issue: Issue 8 • Author/s: Elena Ficara
Topics: History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophical logic

The preface to the second edition of Hegel’s Science of Logic is crucial for understanding the idea of Hegel’s logic. It is an important text because what Hegel writes is not an idiosyncratic view about logic, but rather something universally true about the object, scope, and nature of logic. Something that can genuinely dialogue with more recent, and perhaps more sophisticated, accounts of logic. One central aspect of Hegel’s argumentation in the preface is the idea that logic is natural. In this paper, I focus precisely on this aspect, addressing…