The Phenomenology is an introduction to Hegel’s system, but it doesn’t tell you what’s going to come later. In this sense it is somewhat like Descartes’s first. New edition of a classic introduction to Hegel. Enables students to engage with Stephen Houlgate – – European Journal of Philosophy 14 (2)– An introduction to Hegel: freedom, truth, and history / Stephen Houlgate In the course of the book, the author relates Hegel’s ideas to those of many other.

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I think that something similar is true of the thought of Kant and Spinoza too. The Logicfor him, is not so much a study of categories in their own right, but it is a study of what is involved in understanding something and of the dialectical tensions we get caught up in in the activity of understanding.

Lectures on the History of Philosophy Space and its Dimensions. Robert Stern – – Philosophy Compass 8 1: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. At this stage, it is important simply to note that Hegel does, indeed, make this identification: Susan Blackmore on Consciousness Books. The Logic thus begins from pure indeterminate, unspecified being. When we think about this table, we think that that table is there.

Art is dead, and you just have artistry. Acknowledgements to the First Edition.

You think about concrete artworks but you also think about modernity, about what art is and should be in the modern world. The process is aiming at clarity and so, against what Popper and Schopenhauer contend, Hegel, as Burbidge reads him, is not trying to be obscure.


He was worried enough in his own time, but if he could see what we are going through now, he would be really worried.

Stephen Houlgate, An Introduction to Hegel. Freedom, Truth and History – PhilPapers

History of Western Philosophy. We certainly need to draw on natural forms — principally the human body and face, but also landscapes and animals — in order to express human emotions, ideas and freedom. The relation to Descartes is interesting.

That aspect of art therefore ends. In one sense, however, you can regard the Phenomenology itself as a work of scepticism. On the one hand, scepticism is itself undermined by phenomenology, for scepticism, of a radical Greek kind, is one of the shapes of consciousness that Hegel examines.

How do you make a rational religion that people can still participate in? Michael Hill rated it really liked it Feb 05, That is not what the original revolutionaries of want, but, for Hegel, it is the dialectical consequence of taking freedom in introduchion an abstract way.

Schopenhauer had a gripe against Hegel and accused him of an almost deliberate lack of clarity. And then in Berlin he flourished, becoming a very prominent figure. For medieval Catholicism, art is still crucial to religion, but not so much for Protestantism. Jesse rated it it was amazing Feb 28, In fact, however, the matter is a bit more complicated.

But in experience, that simplicity gets lost and the object becomes more complex. Michael Puett on Chinese Philosophy Books. A Very Short Introduction. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. This is because the being with which the Logic ends is constituted by self-determining, internally differentiated reason: Freedom and the State.


He knows that Hegel claims to provide a presuppositionless derivation of concepts and he argues explicitly that such a derivation is impossible. Phenomenology is not doing that. They are, however, also shown to be more dialectical than ordinary thought has recognized.

Be the first to add this to a list. To learn more about why nature is not fully rational — and, indeed, what it means for nature not to be fully rational — we must look more closely at the Logic. His aesthetics is a philosophy of art. Houlgaate rated it liked it Mar 05, Massimo Pigliucci on Stoicism Books. Rather, absolute reason discloses itself actually to be nature itself by proving logically to be immediately self-relating being.

Hegel: From Logic to Nature

Broader Contexts of Non-Domination: My Hegel is thus trying to work out the categories that structure not only a how we must think of things; not only b what something introruction be to be an object of cognition; but also c what is to be at all.

This dialectical element is what either frustrates you when you read Hegel or excites and exhilarates you. A Commentary Based on the Preface and Introduction.