Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - A Propaedeutic

Editor / Translator: David Healan
In Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel – A Propaedeutic, Thomas Sören Hoffmann offers a comprehensive intellectual biography of the “master philosopher of German idealism,” the last great system builder of European philosophy. All the major themes of Hegel's thought are worked through – logic and metaphysics; history and spirit; art and language; thought and nature; right, religion and science – and presented as open invitations to conversing with, to working with, indeed to thinking with the great philosopher himself. Hegel's dialectical concept of life is one key deployed by Hoffmann to throw new light on the philosopher's work and to offer resolutions of the perennial enigmas besetting and controversies surrounding it.

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Thomas Sören Hoffmann, professor of practical philosophy at the FernUniversität in Hagen, has published widely, e.g. Wirtschaftsphilosophie (Wiesbaden 2009), also in theoretical philosophy, e.g. Die absolute Form. Modalität, Individualität und das Prinzip der Philosophie nach Kant und Hegel, (Berlin/New York 1991).
Foreword to the second edition
Foreword to the first edition
General Literature
Chapter 1.
A Philosophy of Freedom
Prejudices and Irritations
a) Totality
b) System
c) Dialectic
d) Logocentrism
e) Philosophy in its own time
f) The absolute
Part I Early Writings and Jena Debut
Chapter 2.
School, Seminary, System programme
a) Zealous student
b) Threefold interest
c) Oldest system programme
Chapter 3.
Hegel's Apocrypha
a) Rediscovery
b) Folk religion and Christianity
c) A Life of Jesus
d) The positivity of the Christian religion
e) Faith and being
f) The spirit of Christianity and its destiny
g) System fragment of 1800
h) First political writings
Chapter 4.
Jena Exoteric
a) Speculative concept of life
b) Difference essay
c) Habilitation
d) Habilitation theses
e) Critical Journal
f) Scepticism ancient and modern
g) Krug's quill
h) Faith and Knowledge
i) Natural law essay
Chapter 5.
Jena Esoteric
a) System draft I 1803/4
b) System draft II 1804/5
c) System draft III 1805/6
d) System of ethical life
Part II Phenomenology and Science of Logic
Chapter 6.
Anamnesis of the Human Spirit – Phenomenology
a) Introductory discipline and system component
b) Preface and Introduction
c) Sensibility reaches understanding
d) Self-consciousness attains reason
e) Spirit arrives at absolute knowing
Chapter 7.
The Realm of the Concept – Science of Logic
a) Centre of the system
b) Beginning with being and through the finite to infinity
c) Being-for-itself, number and measure
d) Midpoint in essence and reflection
e) Essential and absolute relation
f) Goal in the concept
g) Objectivity and idea
Part III Berlin System
Chapter 8.
Philosophy of Nature
a) Nature and idea
b) Natural nature
c) System of nature
Chapter 9.
Philosophy of Subjective Spirit
a) Manifestation, subjective
b) Anthropology and theory of consciousness
c) Psychology
Chapter 10.
Philosophy of Right and of History
a) Abstract right and morality
b) World of ethical life
c) Philosophy of history
Chapter 11.
Philosophy of Art
a) Past character of art
b) Concept of art
c) Art ideal and system of art forms
Chapter 12.
Philosophy of Religion
a) Concordance thesis
b) Hermeneutics of religion
c) Revealed religion as absolute religion
Chapter 13.
Philosophy in its Concept and History
a) Three syllogisms
b) History of philosophy as developmental continuum of the idea
c) Afterword on dialectic and epilogue
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