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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Sep 27, Josh rated it it was amazing. This is a very interesting and ponkard line of thought, especially when you consider the contemporary vogue of Spinoza among neuro-scientists wishing to give a reductive account of mind. Nich Eggert rated it it was amazing May 25, Mind, Nature, and the Final Ends of Life. One final comment, on the layout of the text itself: They seem to share a quasi-mystical obsession with the whole. 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 of the secondary literature are confined.

The ground for this view and its plausibility is largely constructed in the first chapter on the nature of heggel animality and defended in the final section on infinite ends. In the essay “Who Thinks Abstractly? Pinkard, along with the Americans Robert Brandom and Robert Pippin, is a major contributor to a new and more accurate understanding of Hegel in English-speaking philosophy.

Pinkard frees Hegel from the obscurity that unfairly clouds his piknard and shows him, stunningly, for who he really was: Mar 27, David M rated it really liked it. Cambridge University Press June 18, Language: In my view the greatest value of Pinkard’s book is the implicit and sometimes explicit critique of both 20th-century analytic and continental philosophy that is threaded throughout his clarifying articulation of Hegel’s philosophy.

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Yet Pinkard shows how vividly he valued social contacts, the joy he took in theatre and opera and, above all, the almost childish delight this provincial universalist derived from his late visits to Holland and to France.


This is an impressive work of scholarship and well worth the read.

Hegel also glorified the Prussian state, claiming that it was God’s work This new understanding is post-Kantian and post-metaphysical; it emphasizes the temporal normativity of reason pimkard Hegel’s most important insight; it is compelling and highly relevant to people versed in the problems of 20th-century analytic philosophy.

Hegel is portrayed as a man of great passion, dynamism and intelligence. Customers who bought this item also bought. Dimas Pradipta rated it it was amazing Oct 01, I guess this is supposed to be counter-intuitive and therefore kind of interesting.

Formally this one should go on my biography shelf, but this work on Hegel’s career so helpfully addressed my own reading limitations that I have to count it as a work of philosophy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Hegel: A Biography

pikard Another Hegel scholar Merold Westphal remarked in his “History and Truth in Hegel’s Phenomenology” that ‘Hegelese is a dead language, and should remain so’. Real art is the making, not the made. To this is added a further layer within reasons, namely the difference between monadic and dyadic reasons: He approved of the dismissal of a colleague, de Wette, for radicalism, but then urged that he should continue to receive his salary and, when the university refused, contributed to a secret annual fund to support him.

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I’ve read this book three times, which speaks to the pleasure of reading it. The core of the infinite end is not any particular human need or structure, but only the abstract conception of subjectivity Hegel develops in the Logic.

Is Hegel’s ‘absolute Idea’ perhaps equivalent to the ‘pre-thematized life-world’ of Husserl?

As he was becoming an adult, patriotism, as it happened, French patriotism, was emerging as a force in the world for the very first time. Kant had won the argument, but a longing for unity with being hegeel remained. The good news is that none of us this matters very much, since Pinkard really does know his philosophy. On the other hand, it does create an extraordinarily readable text for the first pages, one ;inkard above all to combat the dominant view that Hegel’s theory of history is ridiculous at best and pernicious at worst, a part of Hegel’s thought to be either outright ignored or at least hollowed out of any particular commitments to oinkard understanding of particular places and times.


In effect, Hegel was saying: Well, a big part of the reason may be that the man just didn’t lead a particularly scintillating life. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Highly recommended for anyone concerned about the state of philosophy. 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.

Buy the selected items together This item: To have complete access to the thousands of philosophy articles on this site, please. It wasn’t possible to simply go back to an older kind of metaphysics, at least not through arguments. Throughout, he avoids Hegal’s own famously technical jargon in order to display the full sweep and power of Hegel’s thought. An Introduction to Hegel: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


His followers, from Jena to Berlin, were inclined to take his monotonic delivery When one puts these pieces together, one has the basic motor of historical change:. Thus if Spinozism is true linkard must also be absurd and unknowable. And one final piece is the distinction between finite and infinite ends:.