The present project aims to study the concept of immanent critique in the Phenomenology of the Spirit by G. W. F. Hegel. As this concept does not appear in the work, we take as point d'honneur its in-depth characterization from the Introduction to the work, the relationship that it constitutes there with other conceptual operators of the text, as well as a first cruder elaboration that Hegel had projected together with F. W. J. Schelling in an earlier writing published in the Critical Journal of Philosophy. The aim is to show how immanent critique operates as a methodological principle in the work, allowing a solution to the problem of the measurement standart that arises when one intends to criticize a false or unilateral knowledge that cannot accept anything other than the standard for truth set by yourself. In this way, the originality of Hegel's philosophy is shown with regard to the approach of the critique of knowledge as well as the pertinence and also legitimacy of the attribution of such a concept to a work where it does not appear nominally.
TOWARD THE TRUTH: IMMANENT CRITIQUE AS METHODOLOGY OF THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF THE SPIRIT OF G. W. F. HEGEL
Luiz Sérgio Repa