The Philosophy of History / Edition 1

The Philosophy of History / Edition 1

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by G.W.F. Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Hegel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0879756314

ISBN-13: 9780879756314

Pub. Date: 02/28/1989

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Hegel's Philosophy of History stands as a fascinating example of this influential German thinker's efforts to capture the multidimensional character of reality within a broad theoretical framework.

Hegel draws upon many of his well-known concepts - Mind, Spirit, dialectical method (thesis-negation-synthesis), the relation of the whole to its parts, and how rational

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Hegel's Philosophy of History stands as a fascinating example of this influential German thinker's efforts to capture the multidimensional character of reality within a broad theoretical framework.

Hegel draws upon many of his well-known concepts - Mind, Spirit, dialectical method (thesis-negation-synthesis), the relation of the whole to its parts, and how rational human beings relate to that which transcends their individuality. History is the evolution of freedom as societies and cultures acquire a greater awareness of, and appreciation for, the interaction of individuals with the rational goals and purposes of the greater whole, and how rationality emerges, evolves, and develops through the dynamic relationship of each individual citizen's will with that of the community at large.

Hegel first focuses on the various ways in which history can be comprehended and then turns his attention to the Oriental, Greek, Roman, and German worlds to demonstrate how the human community dialectically evolves through these various historical periods, with each disclosing its own facet of the will that frees citizens to grasp their special place in society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879756314
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
02/28/1989
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
457
Sales rank:
827,061
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.31(h) x 1.05(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
IOriginal History1
IIReflective History4
IIIPhilosophical History8
Geographical Basis of History79
Classification of Historic Data103
Part IThe Oriental World
Principle of the Oriental World111
Section IChina116
Section IIIndia139
Section IIContinued. India-Buddhism167
Section IIIPersia173
Chapter IThe Zend People176
Chapter IIThe Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes, and Persians182
Chapter IIIThe Persian Empire and its Constituent Parts187
Persia188
Syria and Semitic Western Asia191
Judaea195
Egypt198
Transition to the Greek World219
Part IIThe Greek World
The Region of Spirit223
Section IThe Elements of the Greek Spirit225
Section IIPhases of Individuality AEsthetically Conditioned241
Chapter IThe Subjective Work of Art241
Chapter IIThe Objective Work of Art244
Chapter IIIThe Political Work of Art250
The War with the Persians256
Athens258
Sparta262
The Peloponnesian War265
The Macedonian Empire271
Section IIIFall of the Greek Spirit275
Part IIIThe Roman World
Distinction between the Roman, Persian, and Greek Principle278
Section IRome to the Time of the Second Punic War283
Chapter IThe Elements of the Roman Spirit283
Chapter IIHistory of Rome to the Second Punic War296
Section IIRome from the Second Punic War to the Emperors306
Section IIIChapter I. Rome under the Emperors314
Chapter IIChristianity318
Chapter IIIThe Byzantine Empire336
Part IVThe German World
The Principle of Spiritual Freedom341
Section IThe Elements of the Christian German World347
Chapter IThe Barbarian Migrations347
Chapter IIMahometanism355
Chapter IIIThe Empire of Charlemagne360
Section IIThe Middle Ages366
Chapter IThe Feudality and the Hierarchy366
Chapter IIThe Crusade389
Chapter IIIThe Transition from Feudalism to Monarchy398
Section IIIThe Modern Time412
Chapter IThe Reformation412
Chapter IIInfluence of the Reformation on Political Development427
Chapter IIIThe Eclaircissement and Revolution438

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