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Overview

Employs Derrida's critique of Hegel as the impetus for a new understanding of Hegel's concept of "spirit."
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“The strength and originality of Kathleen Dow Magnus’s work is that she sees Hegel’s texts as deepening our understanding of true self-determination and of the vital role played by symbols in such self-determination. Thanks are due to Dr. Magnus for showing us a Hegel who continues to be deeply relevant to both the modern and the postmodern worlds.” — Stephen Houlgate, editor of Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature

“Semiotics and symbolism (in and out of literature) are both important subjects, and controversial ones as well. Neither has been much discussed in relation to Hegel. This book is a welcome supplement to other treatments of Hegel’s theory of language. It has much to teach us.” — Martin Donougho, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Emphasizing the role of the symbol in the spirit's ultimate determination, this book responds to Derrida's critique of Hegel and seeks to establish Hegel's continued relevance in the post-modern era. The role of the symbol and the sign in Hegel's thought are explicated and related to the means of theoretical self-determination. The spirit's symbolic self-preservation is discussed in its artistic and religious manifestations, and its symbolic mediation is discussed in terms of philosophical processes. Magnus teaches philosophy at the Julius-Maximilians-Universit<:a>t. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791450468
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: SUNY Series in Hegelian Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Dow Magnus is an instructor of philosophy at the Julius-Maximilians-Universita¬t, Wu¬rzburg, Germany.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Stephen Houlgate
Acknowledgments
A Note on the Textual Sources
Abbreviations of Hegelian Texts Cited

Introduction

I. Derrida's provocation

A. Metaphor and philosophy
B. Spirit's use of the sign

II. The need to consider the symbolic

A. Other commentators on Hegel and the symbol
B. Spirit's symbolic self-determination in the imagination, art, and religion

III. Hegel's idea of spirit

A. Neither right nor left
B. Spirit's identity and difference

1. The Symbol and the Sign in Hegel's Philosophy

I. Basic Terminology

A. The symbol and the sign in the Hegelian text
B. Twentieth-century understandings of the symbol and the sign

II. Can philosophy conceive the symbolic?

A. Conscious symbolism of the comparative type
B. Metaphor in philosophical aesthetics

2. The Means to Theoretical Self-Determination

I. The rise of the symbol and sign-making capacities (Or, does spirit consume the sensuous?)

A. Intuition (Anschauung)
B. Representation (Vorstellung)

II. From symbol to sign: a different kind of difference (Or, is the sign a transparent means of spirit?)

A. The imagination's creation of symbols and signs
B. The importance of the sign and the symbol

III. Sign of memory (Gedachtnis) and language (Sprache) (Or, how does the intelligence determine the "other"?)

A. Names, meaning, and existence
B. The symbol and the sign as elements of language

IV. The loss of meaning and the transition to thought (Or, how can spirit make itself be?)

A. Mechanical memory
B. Spirit's theoretical determination

3. Spirit's Symbolic Self-Presentation in Art

I. Art in general

A. Art as the presentation of spirit
B. Art as symbolic
C. Art as necessary and dissolving

II. The symbolic form of art

A. Symbolic art's lack with respect to art's ideal
B. The different forms of symbolic art
C. The importance of these symbolic forms

III. The classical form of art

A. The supersession of symbolic art's deficiencies
B. Symbolic elements of classical art

IV. The romatic form of art

A. Romantic art as a spirit advance
B. Symbolic elements of romantic art

V. The "end" of art?

A. Art's dissolution
B. Art's (symbolic) absoluteness

4. Spirit's Symbolic Self-Representation in Religion

I. Religious consciousness as symbolic

A. Pre-representational forms of religious consciousness
B. Religious representation and the symbolic

II. Symbolic elements of finite religions

A. Indian religion, the religion of imagination (Phantasie)
B. Egyptian religion, the religion of riddles (Ratsel)
C. Greek religion, the religion of beauty (Schonheit)
D. Jewish religion, the religion of sublimity (Erhabenheit)

III. Symbolic elements of absolute religion

A. Absolute versus finite religions
B. The Christian conception of the trinity
C. The Christian conception of the incarnation
D. Community, tradition, and interpretation

IV. The human, the divine, and the symbolic

A. The need for the symbolic
B. The unity of the human and the divine

5. The Process of Philosophy and Spirit's Symbolic Mediation

I. Philosophy and the symbol

A. The transparency of thought: philosophy, logic, and truth
B. The double meaning of meaning

II. Philosophy in relation to art and religion

A. Philosophy's comprehension of art and religion
B. Spirit's need to be in an other form

III. Hegel's idea of spirit

A. Genuine self-determination
B. The process is the result

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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