Hegel's Absolute: An Introduction to Reading the Phenomenology of Spirit

Hegel's Absolute: An Introduction to Reading the Phenomenology of Spirit

by Donald Phillip Verene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791469646

ISBN-13: 9780791469644

Pub. Date: 01/04/2007

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Offers suggestions for approaching Hegel’s most difficult and important work.

Reputed to be one of the most difficult yet rewarding works of philosophical literature, Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit has long been in need of an introduction for English readers. Without using jargon or technical terms, Donald Phillip Verene provides that

Overview

Offers suggestions for approaching Hegel’s most difficult and important work.

Reputed to be one of the most difficult yet rewarding works of philosophical literature, Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit has long been in need of an introduction for English readers. Without using jargon or technical terms, Donald Phillip Verene provides that introduction, guiding the reader through Hegel’s text as a whole and offering a way to grasp the major insights and sections of Hegel’s text without oversimplifying its narrative. A glossary of sixty of Hegel’s terms, discussed in both their original German and English equivalents, is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791469644
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/04/2007
Series:
SUNY Series in Hegelian Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
147
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Hegel’s Preface: Reflection versus Speculation

2. Hegel’s “Introduction”: The Double Ansich

3. Hegel’s Reason: A Digression

4. Hegel’s System: Dialectic of “Andness”

5. The Beginning of the Phenomenology

6. Force, Understanding, and the Inverted World

7. Self-Consciousness of Masterhood and Servitude

8. Unhappy Consciousness

9. On Reading the Second “Half” of the Phenomenology: An Overview of Reason and Spirit

10. Absolute Knowing

Appendix. Hegel’s Terminology
Works Cited
Index

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