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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I would reference this book throughout grad school and I read it as an undergrad.

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I had read The Phenomenology more than once, and dutifully slogged through the more readable lectures on aesthetics and the history of philosophy.

Okumam iyi oldu diyeyim. I just couldn’t figure out why Hegel was such a big deal.

For a Hegel wonk such as myself this seems a shame, as Pinkard’s facility with Hegel’s messy German texts and his knowledge of the relevant secondary literatures in hegsl history and Hegel studies is second to none.

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’. No trivia or quizzes yet. In effect, Hegel was saying: Hardcoverpages.

I guess this is supposed to be counter-intuitive and therefore kind of interesting. This new understanding is post-Kantian and post-metaphysical; it emphasizes the temporal normativity of reason as Hegel’s most important insight; it is compelling and highly relevant to people versed in the problems of 20th-century analytic philosophy.

Hegel: A Biography

The struggle over authority that is at the basis of the dialectic of mastery and servitude heggel crystallized into various institutions and practices — the “universal self-consciousness” of which Hegel speaks — that anchor the authority that percolates out of it in practice or, we might say, which attempts to anchor it while often failing to do pinoard in either the short or the long term.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Published inthis is the first major biography of Hegel in English. 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. Inevitably, a biography of Hegel is a saga of academic imbroglios and successive pinkare.

I agree with Westphal, and this makes it all the more important that people like he and Pinkard are doing hermeneutic justice within a contemporary English idiom to Hegel’s most important contributions. The story of that life is of an ambitious, powerful thinker living in a period of great tumult dominated by the figure of Napoleon. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pinkard’s concluding paragraph is worth quoting in full:.

Jul 10, Jack Hart rated hege it was amazing. Please try again later. Hempel rated it really liked it Mar 30, In many respects, this seems the book Pinkard was destined to write for us, combining as pinoard does the pinmard storytelling of both his Hegel biography and his book on Hegel’s Phenomenology with his post-Kantian reading of Hegel’s core thoughts on self-consciousness e.

As far as his subject’s personality, Pinkard keeps insisting that Hegel was a surprisingly normal, sociable fellow. Dimas Pradipta rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Is this feature helpful?

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. A crucial part of Hegel’s philosophy of history has to do with how the need to make sense of things leads to a conception of justice, which as history develops, transforms itself into a conception of the necessity of freedom. Cambridge University Press June 18, Language: Apr 07, diana mendez added it Recommends it for: The reader is spared no detail.

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.


And anyone who takes addressing this issue to the order of the day would be hard-pressed to find a better place to start than Pinkard’s book. As far as his subject’s personality, Pinkard keeps insisting th Published inthis is the first major biography of Hegel in English. A Biography by Terry P.

Depending on where one takes the current state of knowledge to lie, one might think that this is the primary issue to be addressed. Share your thoughts with other customers. These include not only philosophy itself but political theory, the study of law and legal institutions, aesthetics, the history and philosophy of religion.

These values informed Marxism as well as some of the most reactionary and ‘statist’ models of public affairs. In the first critique Kant sought to demonstrate the failure of all previous metaphysical systems, to show in fact why all such metaphysical ambitions were doomed from the beginning.

Extraordinarily, Pinkard never mentions the notorious phrases which Hegel applied to the State: This is a very interesting and relevant line of thought, especially when you consider the contemporary vogue of Spinoza among neuro-scientists wishing to give a reductive account of mind.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Pinkard doesn’t have a lot to work with in terms of human drama. Kant would thus change the subject of philosophy, a turn from being itself to self-consciousness. In one respect the answer is, ‘quite strong’: