14 May 2008

McDowell Bleg

Gabriel at Self and World has pointed out that two more McDowell collections are coming down the pike next year.

One of the essays in "Having The World In View" sounds tantalizing, but I've never heard of it and have no idea where (if anywhere) it's been published previously: If anyone can point me towards a copy of "Towards a Reading of Hegel on Action in the “Reason” Chapter of the Phenomenology", it would be appreciated. Though I suspect it's not been published previously, so I'll just have to wait unless there's a manuscript floating around the internet.

"Sellar's Thomism" has been delivered as a lecture before, says Google, but I've not seen it published anywhere. (It is the sort of name you take notice of.) I have no idea what could be Thomistic about Sellars, but then I've never seen the attractions of Thomism at all. Hopefully McDowell doesn't start commenting on the Angelic Doctor, or else we'll never get another article on Wittgenstein out of him (or on anything else -- the fellow from Aquino seems to be a bit of a tarbaby).

January 2009 is a long ways away. I suppose the time shall pass quickly.

6 comments:

j. m. c. dow said...

send me an email, and i'll send you pdfs of "Having The World In View"...
best,
james

Daniel Lindquist said...

If you mean the three Woodbridge lectures, I have those. (They're good.) If you have a PDF copy of the essay collection: Wow, that's a weird thing to have in PDF already.

I'm looking for the essay titled "Towards a Reading of Hegel on Action in the “Reason” Chapter of the Phenomenology". Which isn't any of the three Woodbridge lectures.

Currence said...

Yeah, I'd also like to see this article if anyone has it.

Given my standing interests in action theory and McDowell and my growing interest in Hegel (and Hegel + action) I can only say, "Jackpot!"

Daniel Lindquist said...

"Given my standing interests in action theory and McDowell and my growing interest in Hegel (and Hegel + action) I can only say, "Jackpot!""

Since you've brought it to mind: I suspect you might've been a bit disappointed with "Hegel's Philosophy of Action" (the book Powell's had for $30). Only Charles Travis's essay is about "the philosophy of action" as we tend to think of it; most of the essays are about Hegel's political philosophy, philosophy of world-history etc. There's also an essay on "cognition as freedom" that's impenetrable because HORRIBLY edited; probably every other sentence is impossible to parse, and an essay on "poesis and praxis" that's, uh, by a French guy. It might be about the philosophy of action? A quick glance at it leaves me unable to say anything about it except "that sure is some untranslated text". But most of the book is about "Philosophy of Right"-type things more than "normal" philosophy of action. Also unless Powell's had more than one copy, I bought the $30 one.

Currence said...

Yeah, in retrospect I should have been more careful. But I think the Taylor essay is difficult to find outside of the book, so it wasn't money wasted. Plus, the other stuff is on Hegel anyways, so hey, win-win.

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