Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Guide

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Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, first published in 1807, is a work with few equals in systematic integrity, philosophical originality and historical influence. This collection of essays, contributed by leading Hegel scholars, examines all aspects of the work, from its argumentative strategies to its continuing relevance to philosophical debates. The collection combines close analysis with wide-ranging coverage of the text, and also traces connections with debates extending beyond Hegel scholarship, including issues in the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, ethics, and philosophy of religion. In showing clearly that we have not yet exhausted the Phenomenology's insights, it demonstrates the need for contemporary philosophers to engage with Hegel.

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In the 201 years since its publication, the Phenomenology has had a broad influence on diverse fields of thought...Yet what remains constant is that the Phenomenology demands and indeed has elicited thoughtful interlocutors who must combine Hegel's own qualities — at once philosophically rigorous and focused, and also imaginative and comprehensive. The twelve contributors to Moyar and Quante's excellent volume are readers of just this variety. They wrestle with small portions of Hegel's challenging text and show how Hegel's insights can help advance and even transform our thinking about traditional philosophical problems. This makes the Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Guide a belated but fitting bicentennial birthday present."
-Jeffrey Church, Duke University, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521182775
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/2/2010
  • Series: Cambridge Critical Guides Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Substance, subject, system: the justification of science in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit Dietmar H. Heidemann; 2. 'Science of the phenomenology of spirit': Hegel's program and its implementation Hans-Friedrich Fulda; 3. The Phenomenology of Spirit as a 'transcendentalistic' argument for a monistic ontology Rolf-Peter Horstmann; 4. Sense certainty and the 'this-such' Willem A. deVries; 5. From desire to recognition: Hegel's account of human sociality Alex Honneth; 6. 'Reason (...) apprehended irrationally': Hegel's critique of observing reason Michael Quante; 7. What is a 'shape of spirit?' Terry Pinkard; 8. Ethical life, morality, and the role of spirit in the Phenomenology Will Dudley; 9. Self-completing alienation: Hegel's argument of transparent conditions of free agency Dean Moyar; 10. Practical reason and spirit in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit Ludwig Siep; 11. Religion and demythologization in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit Thomas A. Lewis; 12. A 'logic of experience' as 'absolute knowledge': on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit Roger B. Pippin.

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