On Art, Religion, and the History of Philosophy: Introductory Lectures / Edition 1

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A reprint, with new Introduction, of the Harper Torch edition of 1970.

The famous introductory lectures collected in this volume represent the distillation of Hegel’s mature views on the three most important activities of spirit, and have the further advantage, shared by his lectures in general, of being more comprehensible than those works of his published during his lifetime. A new Introduction, Select Bibliography, Analytical Table of Contents, and the restoration in the section headings of the outline of Hegel’s lectures make this new edition particularly useful and welcome.

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A valuable resource for any class that includes Hegel--useful both in undergraduate and graduate classes. Hegel at his clearest!--M. Jamie Ferreira, University of Virginia

A collection of the introductory lectures Hegel delivered on the three topics between 1818 and 1831, which did much to establish his reputation as Germany's greatest philosopher of the time. He revised them over the years, so the final products represent his mature views of the three activities of the spirit, and are more comprehensible than works published during his lifetime. A new introduction and analytical table of contents are included, and Hegel's section headings restored. No bibliography. Paper edition unseen, $12.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872203709
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Rockmore is Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 1
I Divisions of Aesthetics and Refutations of Some Objections against the Philosophy of Art 22
II Scientific Ways of Treating the Beautiful and Art 37
III The Concept of the Beautiful in Art 48
A Usual Conceptions of Art 51
1 The Work of Art as the Product of Human Activity 51
2 The Work of Art as the Human Meaning of the Sensory 59
3 The Aim of Art 70
B The Historical Deduction of the True Concept of Art 87
1 The Kantian Philosophy 88
2 Schiller, Winckelmann, Schelling 93
3 Irony 96
IV Division of the Subject 103
I The Relation of the Philosophy of Religion to Its Presuppositions and to the Principles of the Time 133
A The Severance of Religion from the Free Worldly Consciousness 133
B The Position of the Philosophy of Religion Relative to Philosophy and to Religion 144
1 The Relation of Philosophy to Religion in General 144
2 The Relation of the Philosophy of Religion to the System of Philosophy 149
3 The Relation of the Philosophy of Religion to Positive Philosophy 152
C The Relation of the Philosophy of Religion to the Principles of Time of the Religious Consciousness 160
1 Philosophy and the Contemporary Indifference to Particular Dogmas 162
2 The Historical Treatment of Dogmas 165
3 Philosophy and Immediate Knowledge 166
II Preliminary Questions 171
III Division of the Subject 182
A The General Notion or Conception of Religion 183
1 The Moment of Universality 184
2 The Moment of Particularity, or the Sphere of Differentiation 186
3 The Annulling of the Differentiation, or Worship (Cultus) 188
B Of Judgment, or Definite Religion 195
C Revealed Religion 204
I The Notion of the History of Philosophy 216
A Common Ideas Regarding the History of Philosophy 219
1 The History of Philosophy as an Accumulation of Opinions 219
2 Proof of the Futility of Human Knowledge Obtained through the History of Philosophy Itself 223
3 Explanatory Remarks on the Diversity of Philosophies 225
B Explanatory Remarks upon the Definition of the History of Philosophy 227
1 The Notion of Development 228
2 The Notion of the Concrete 231
3 Philosophy as the Apprehension of the Development of the Concrete 234
C Results Obtained with Respect to the Notion of the History of Philosophy 235
1 The Development in Time of the Various Philosophies 239
2 The Application of the Foregoing to the Treatment of Philosophy 243
3 Further Comparison between the History of Philosophy and Philosophy Itself 246
II The Relation of Philosophy to Other Fields of Knowledge 255
A The Historical Side of This Connection 256
1 Outward and Historical Conditions Imposed upon Philosophy 256
2 The Commencement in History of an Intellectual Necessity for Philosophy 257
3 Philosophy as the Thought of Its Time 259
B Separation of Philosophy from Other Allied Fields of Knowledge 261
1 Relation of Philosophy to Scientific Knowledge 262
2 Relation of Philosophy to Religion 266
a The Difference between Philosophy and Religion 269
b The Religious Element to Be Excluded from the Content of the History of Philosophy 285
c Particular Theories Found in Religion 294
3 Philosophy Proper Distinguished from Popular Philosophy 295
C Commencement of Philosophy and of Its History 297
1 Freedom of Thought as a First Condition 297
2 Separation of the East and Its Philosophy 299
3 Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece 302
III Division, Sources and Method in Treating of the History of Philosophy 303
A Division of the History of Philosophy 303
B Sources of the History of Philosophy 312
C Method of Treatment Adopted in This History of Philosophy 316
Index 319
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