The Phenomenology is an introduction to Hegel’s system, but it doesn’t tell you what’s going to come later. In this sense it is somewhat like Descartes’s first. New edition of a classic introduction to Hegel. Enables students to engage with Stephen Houlgate – – European Journal of Philosophy 14 (2)– An introduction to Hegel: freedom, truth, and history / Stephen Houlgate In the course of the book, the author relates Hegel’s ideas to those of many other.

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Houlgste is nothing more to things that we could know beyond what it is for them to be objects of cognition, so understanding the conditions of such objects just is knowing what they are.

But, for Hegel, this is not logically necessary, but rather what happens historically when abstraction takes over. Bell on Confucius Books. The Beautiful Soul, Evil and Forgiveness. But this is not because Pollock avoids imitating nature.

Hegel: From Logic to Nature

And there are parts of Hegel that really leap off the page. You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site.

Others, by contrast, thought Hegel to be a most profound philosopher. Ostrich Nominalism and Peacock Realism: Protestantism becomes more inward, more focused on the word, and art thus ceases to be so important to it.

At the end of the Logic, therefore, it becomes clear that to bring to mind only pure being or the Idea — as happens within the Logic itself — is not to think of something other than nature, but is to think of nature itself including the conscious spirit that emerges from naturein so far as it has been stripped of all or some of its defining characteristics.


We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. The process is aiming at clarity and so, against what Popper and Schopenhauer contend, Hegel, as Burbidge reads him, is not trying to be obscure.

You almost think a great filmmaker like Eisenstein could have filmed this. Finally, given that Hegel is very difficult and reading him requires a lot of intellectual effort, is he worth it? Such scepticism, Hegel claims, always seeks to undermine whatever it puts forward. The logic of scepticism thus carries us forward to a new shape in which the two selves in the sceptic are no longer just two, but are explicitly bound together as two- in-one: Login to add to list.

Freedom, Truth and History.

An Introduction to Hegel: Freedom, Truth and History – Stephen Houlgate – Google Books

Much, much better houlgatr to Hegel than Charles Taylor’s book. Buy all books Read. Second, the task of the Logic is to think and understand pure being — the pure being with which absolute knowledge is left at the end of the Phenomenology. An indispensable book for newcomers to Hegel. Five Books participates in the Amazon Associate program and earns money from qualifying purchases. Art is as irreducibly necessary now as it ever was because we remain beings that need to know the truth through intuition, as well as through representation and concepts.


We certainly need to draw on natural forms — principally the human body and face, but also landscapes and animals — in order to express human emotions, ideas and freedom. What have these to do with sense-certainty? There are some philosophers for whom philosophy is their philosophy — Nietzsche is one of those, and Descartes in certain moods — but Hegel is exactly the opposite.

And that generates a new transformation of both consciousness and its object. Hegel has also been very influential in theology.

Aug 20, Arjun Ravichandran rated it really liked it. Civil Society and Poverty. But Hegel thinks that such freedom abstracts from the particular differences that make us human, and that this abstractness reveals itself in death: Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. When we get inntroduction perception, the same sensory material is understood as a thing with properties: In fact, he says in the preface to the Intrdouction that non-philosophical consciousness has a right to be shown why it should move from its point of view to that of philosophy.

Massimo Pigliucci on Stoicism Books. But in experience, that simplicity introduxtion lost and the object becomes more complex.