Starting With Hegel

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-17
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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A new introduction to Hegel, guiding the student through the key concepts of his work by examining the overall development of his ideas.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations 1. Introduction i. The Falling of Dusk ii. Speculative Hermeneuticsiii. Organic Beauty and Self-Development iv. Plan and Strategy of the Book 2. Hegel's Early Writings: Overcoming Separation i. The Need for Philosophy ii. Love and Recognition iii. God Himself is Dead iv. Alienation, Community, and the Modern State 3. The Phenomenology of Spirit: The Satisfactions and Dissatisfactions of Consciousness i. Supersession and Hegelian Irony ii. Pure and Impure Recognition iii. Self-Alienated Spirit iv. The Path to Absolute Knowledge 4. Hegel's Encyclopedia: The Structure of Being, Nature, and Mind i. Throwing Away the Ladder ii. Reason and 'The Understanding' iii. Necessity in Nature iv. The Emergency of Spirit 5. The Philosophy of Right: Freedom and Self-Realization i. Self-Realization and 'Ethical Life' ii. Identification and Externalization iii. Acting in Accordance with Reason iv. Bildung and the Korporation 6. The Philosophy of History: Reason Rules the World i. Necessity and Contingency in Hostory ii. The Path of Freedom iii. Progressivism and the 'End of History' iv. The Twilight of the Modern State 7. Absolute Spirit: Art, Religion, and Philosophy i. Absolutely Fundamental Values ii. Art is a Thing of the Past iii. Religion if for Everyone iv. The Practice of Philosophy Further Reading Index

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