The most complete collection of essays on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit available in any language, with essays by distinguished international Hegel scholars.
The Phenomenology of Spirit was Hegel's first major philosophical work and is considered by many to be his masterpiece. Its several hundred pages treat topics as diverse as Greek drama, religion, medieval court culture, natural science, Romanticism, and the Enlightenment. Hegel regarded it as the introduction to his philosophical system as a whole, and it is often thought to be the most accessible work in his otherwise difficult philosophical corpus.
This anthology represents the most complete collection of essays on the Phenomenology in any language. It follows Hegel's table of contents, and all of the major sections of the work are covered. The main goal guiding the selection of essays was to collect the best articles written on the Phenomenology by distinguished international Hegel scholars and at the same time to provide systematic coverage. Although the essays are all by leading Hegel scholars, none of them presupposes any particular in-depth knowledge of Hegel or German philosophy. The object of the book is thus to make the Phenomenology more accessible for students while serving as an impetus for further Anglo-American Hegel research.
Among the contributors to the book are Howard Adelman, John W. Burbidge, Martin De Nys, Kenley R. Dove, Katharina Dulckeit, Joseph C. Flay, Moltke S. Gram, Daniel P. Jamros, George Armstrong Kelly, Alasdair MacIntyre, Mitchell H. Miller, Jr., Patricia Jagentowicz Mills, Karlheinz Nusser, David W. Price, John Sallis, Harald Schondorf, Gary Shapiro, Jean-Louis Vieillard-Baron, Kenneth R. Westphal, and Merold Westphal.
About the Author
Jon Stewart is Associate Professor, Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at Copenhagen University. He is editor of The Hegel Myths and Legends.
Table of Contents
IntroductionPART I. HEGEL'S PREFACE AND INTRODUCTION
1. JOHN SALLIS, Hegel's Concept of Presentation: Its Determination in the Preface to the Phenomenology of Spirit
2. KENLEY R. DOVE, Hegel's Phenomenological Method
3. KENNETH R. WESTPHAL, Hegel's Solution to the Dilemma of the Criterion
PART II. CONSCIOUSNESS
4. KATHARINA DULCKEIT, Can Hegel Refer to Particulars?
5. MEROLD WESTPHAL, Hegel's Phenomenology of Perception
6. JOSEPH C. FLAY, Hegel's "Inverted World"PART III. SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS
7. HOWARD ADELMAN, Of Human Bondage: Labor, Bondage, and Freedom in the Phenomenology
8. GEORGE ARMSTRONG KELLY, Notes on Hegel's "Lordship snd Bondage"
9. JOHN W. BURBRUDGE, "Unhappy Consciousness" in Hegel: An Analysis of Medieval Catholicism?PART IV. REASON
10. ALASDAIR MACINTYRE, Hegel on Faces and Skulls
11. GARY SHAPIRO, Notes on the Animal Kingdom of the SpiritPART V. SPIRIT
12. PATRICIA JAGENTOWICZ MILLS, Hegel's Antigone
13. DAVID W. PRICE, Hegel's Intertextual Dialectic: Diderot's LeNeveu de Rameau in the Phenomenology of Spirit
14. KARLHEINZ NUSSER, The French Revolution and Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
15. MOLTKE S. GRAM, Moral and Literary Ideals in Hegel's Critique of "The Moral World-View"
16. DANIEL P. JAMROS, S.J., "The Appearing God" in Hegel's Phenomenology of SpiritPART VI. RELIGION
17. JEAN-LOUIS VIEILLARD-BARON, Natural Religion: An Investigation of Hegel's Phenomenology in Spirit
18. HARALD SCHONDORE, S.J., The Otherling (Becoming Other) and Reconciliation of God in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
19. MARTIN J. DE NYS, Mediation and Negativity in Hegel's Phenomenology of Christian ConsciousnessPART VII. ABSOLUTE KNOWING AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE PHENOMENOLOGY
20. MITCHELL H. MILLER JR., The Attainment of the Absolute Standpoint in Hegel's Phenomenology
21. JON STEWART, The Architeconic of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
Bibliography: Works on the Phenomenology