Hegel's Naturalism Mind, Nature, and the Final Ends of Life

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  • Copyright: 2013-10-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Terry Pinkard is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University; author of German Philosophy 1760-1860: The Legacy of Idealism, Hegel: A Biography and Hegel's Phenomenology: The Sociality of Reason; and editor of Heinrich Heine on the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany.

Table of Contents

Part One
Chapter 1: Disenchanted Aristotelian Naturalism
A: Hegel's Aristotelian Turn
1: Animal Life
2: The Inwardness of Animal Life
B: From Animal Subjectivity to Human Subjectivity
C: Animal Life and the Will
Chapter 2: Self-Consciousness in the Natural World
A: Animal and Human Awareness
B: Consciousness of the World
C. Self-Consciousness
1: Being at Odds with Oneself in Desire
2: The Attempt at Being at One with Oneself as Mastery Over Others
3. Masters, Slaves and Freedom
4: The Truth of Mastery and Servitude
5: Objectivity, Intuition and Representation
Part Two
Chapter 3: The Self-Sufficient Good
A: Actualized Agency: The Sublation of Happiness
B: The Actually Free Will
C: The Impossibility of Autonomy and the "Idea" of Freedom
D. Being at One with Oneself as a Self-Sufficient Final End
Chapter 4: Inner Lives and Public Orientation
A. Failure in Forms of Life
B. The Phenomenology of a Form of Life
C. Greek Tensions, Greek Harmony
D: Empire and the Inner Life
Chapter Five: Public reasons, Private Reasons
A. Enlightenment and Individualism
B: Morality and Private Reasons
C. Ethical Life and Public Reasons
Chapter Six: The Inhabitable Alienation of Modern Life
A: Alienation as Uninhabitability
1: Diderot's Dilemma
2: Civil Society and the Balance of Interests
3: Making the Sale and Getting at the Truth
B: Power: the Limits of Morality in Politics
1. Bureaucratic Democracy?
2: The Nation State?
Chapter Seven: Conclusion: Hegel as a Post-Hegelian
A. Self-Comprehension
1: Hegelian Amphibians
2: Second Nature and Wholeness
B: Final Ends?

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