James Kreines's Reason in the World is a welcome and exemplary text in the midst of increasing interest in Hegel's Science of Logic for scholars working in English. Combining historical scholarship with contemporary issues in analytic metaphysics, Kreines argues not only that Hegel's Logic successfully responds to the metaphysical and epistemological problems faced by his predecessors, but more ambitiously, that the positive account of metaphysics developed in the Logic remains the best of our live options today. As the title of the book suggests, Kreines defends a Hegel whose primary philosophical contribution is a thesis about the metaphysics of reason in the world, which “addresses the most general and direct questions about why or because of things…the explanatory reasons why things do what they do, or are as they are” (3). Hegel, according to Kreines, offers two types of answers. First, Hegel defends a...

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