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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Account Options Sign in. Is it simply that nature is a given and as such commands itroduction attention of philosophers? So, yes, the Logic was neglected but it was never completely forgotten.

New edition of a classic introduction to Hegel. Acknowledgements to the First Edition. Fritzman – – Polity.

Separate different tags with a comma. From Indeterminate to Determinate Thought. Burc K rated it really liked it Dec 27, Description This classic introduction to one of the most influential modern thinkers, G. Public Private login e. But if you focus on the way each shape of consciousness transforms itself into a subsequent shape, you can see that the later, more practical or historical shapes are in fact made necessary by the earlier, more epistemic ones.

His book is written in an accessible style and covers a range of topics: In this way, he opened up the Logic to an English-speaking audience and showed it to be a work of serious, rigorous philosophy rather than obscure, impenetrable metaphysics.


This looks like a really well done introduction to Hegel. Such scepticism, Hegel claims, always seeks to undermine whatever it puts forward. Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: Stephen Houlgate – – Routledge.

An Introduction to Hegel: Freedom, Truth and History

But even if your taste tends more towards Pollock than Rembrandt and you think Hegel is a crusty old conservative, the Aesthetics is well worth reading. Freedom, Truth and History, 2nd Edition. Right from the very beginning, I thought it really exciting. Ricardo Houlgaate rated it really liked it Jun 02, His aesthetics is a philosophy of art. But Hegel thinks that such freedom abstracts from the particular differences that make us human, and that this abstractness reveals itself in death: So it works against particular institutions and associations of people and deems all individuals to be free in the same way as citizens citoyens.

Hegel was born in Stuttgart inan exact contemporary of Beethoven and Wordsworth. So, if abstraction takes holds of naturalism or subjective irony and makes either the principal aim of art, or if abstraction in some other form becomes the essence of art, then you no longer have art in its true sense. Hegel is also introductio aware of hegdl position in modernity, of the fact that he lived at a time after the Reformation. The book covers every aspect of Hegel’s mature thought, including his philosophy of history, logic, political philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of religion.

So Hegel thinks that the Qn of Terror in is an intrinsic, necessary consequence of the revolution.


An Introduction to Hegel: Freedom, Truth and History, 2nd Edition

Anthony Gottlieb on God Books. And he claims that the experience of one shape of consciousness transforms it into a new shape with a new kind of object.

In other respects, however, the logical process described by Hegel can be seen to work itself out in history itself. Stephen Houlgate, Blackwellpp. Description This classic introduction to one of the most influential modern thinkers, G. University of Queensland Library.

Stephen Houlgate, An Introduction to Hegel. Freedom, Truth and History – PhilPapers

An indispensable book for newcomers to Hegel. The Method of Dialectical Thinking. An Introduction to Hegel: The logic of scepticism thus carries us forward to a new introductlon in which the two selves in the sceptic are no longer just two, but are explicitly bound together as two- in-one: Hegel takes over the broad idea that the categories, as unfolded in the Logicare the conditions of anything being a determinate object of cognition.

Art, Religion and Philosophy. Books by Stephen Houlgate. Much, much better introduction to Hegel than Charles Taylor’s book.

Imagine that we now move up a gear and think about people rather than mere things.