Title: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: The phenomenology of spirit / Georg Wilhelm . 1 For the more detailed account of Hegel’s life, see T. P. Pinkard, Hegel: A. Ralph Blumenau immerses himself in a monumental biography of Hegel by Terry Pinkard. Don’t judge a book by its bibliography: George Steiner on Terry Pinkard’s biography of Hegel.
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They could in fact have gone further It is hegeo clear that the matter hung heavily on his conscience. Highly recommended, but at its heft its not for the casual reader. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: One of the founders of modern philosophical thought Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel has gained the reputation of being one of the most abstruse and impenetrable of thinkers.
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Mar 27, David M rated it really liked it. Terry Pinkard’s long-awaited contribution to the debate over the interpretation and contemporary significance of Hegel’s theory of history does not disappoint. Published inthis is the first major biography of Hegel in English. Well, a big part of the reason may be that the man just didn’t lead a particularly scintillating life.
A new age for Western man emerges from the precise coincidence a touch mythical of Napoleon’s gallop on the way to the battle of Iena under Hegel’s windows and the latter’s completion of the monumental preface pinkagd the Phenomenology.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Whichever view one takes, and whether or not we do so consciously, our modern world is, at numerous points, heir to Hegel.
You get a sense of the Kantian waters that everyone in Hegel’s generation with philosophic ambitions had to swim in. Both Marxism and Sartrian existentialism derived their facticity, their suspicions of the immaterial, from Hegel’s stubborn realism, where ‘realism’ is, however, an inadequate term.
I knew that he was and knew my not getting it pointed to a hole in my understanding, not at the quality of his pinkadd. Of course, if the examples are essentially misdescribed, the strength of Hegel’s argument with his contemporaries is substantially undermined. Okumam iyi oldu diyeyim. I’ve read this book three times, hege speaks to the pleasure of reading it.
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The kind of reform he and von Altenstein supported and for which he made a philosophical case was an enlightened and rational cameralism: To ask other readers questions about Hegelplease sign up. I probably understood only half of the philosophical content of this book, but I did learn a lot of interesting trivia about Hegel, as well as a lot of equally interesting information about the German education and political systems of the time.
The story of that life is of an ambitious, powerful thinker living in a period of great tumult hegfl by the figure of Napoleon.
Moreover, the proofreading of the book is quite the worst I have ever come across and is a disgrace to an academic publisher. All of the typically Hegelian goods — e. There are 75 pages of endnotes, in which virtually all of the work with Hegel’s texts and all of the interventions in the debates hetel the secondary literature are confined.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Though it was long, and at times tedious Hegel did not live a life filled with remarkably “extraordinary” personal eventsI would definitely recommend the book to those who, like me, have a difficult time grasping a philosopher’s work without also grasping a clearer picture of the context in which they lived their life.
The background space of reason or implicit whole in which all our thinking occurs. He does an excellent job not just explaining what Hegel said but showing the tension and drama internal to his thought. His followers, from Jena to Berlin, were inclined to take his monotonic delivery Chris rated it liked it Jan 31, Showing of 17 reviews.
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In that first chapter the key move is to distinguish between having reasons and being aware of reasons, where the second way of having reasons distinguishes the way self-conscious animals live out their animality so that it is a form of the latter rather than something added on to it. He wrote in the Preface to this book, “Hegel  is one of those thinkers just about all educated hhegel think they know something about.
I guess this is supposed to be counter-intuitive and therefore kind of interesting. Apr 16, Greg rated it liked it. Amid a constellation of meteoric genius, Hegel had ripened only haltingly, his tenacious Swabian sensibility uncertain of its strengths and reach.
Pinkard himself is openly scornful of much that has been written about the philosopher previously. And one final piece is the distinction between finite and infinite ends:. On the other hand, it does create an extraordinarily readable text for the first pages, one designed above all to combat the dominant view that Hegel’s theory of history is ridiculous at best and pernicious at pinkatd, a part of Hegel’s thought to be either outright ignored or at least hollowed out of any particular commitments to the understanding of particular places and times.
Brandon rated it really liked it Feb 01, Get to Know Us. This is, moreover, more than the re-telling of an often uneventful and cloistered existence.