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Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit
A Critical Guide


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Marina F. Bykova, Paul Redding, Michael N. Forster, Kenneth R. Westphal, Allegra de Laurentiis, Markus Gabriel, Christian Krijnen, Terry Pinkard, Stephen Houlgate, Angelica Nuzzo, Allen Speight, Robert R. Williams
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  • Date Published: July 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107195547

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  • The essays in this volume address topics prominent in current debates about Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit, which originally appeared as the third part of his Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences (1817, 1827, 1830). Together, a group of internationally recognized Hegel scholars presents a sophisticated, well-researched, and considered account of Hegel's text, approaching it from different perspectives, philosophical schools, and traditions. Each essay focuses on a specific issue relevant to Hegel scholarship, carefully and clearly setting out established views of the text and putting forward incisive new interpretations. The essays will enable readers to obtain a broad yet analytically nuanced understanding of Hegel's thought and in particular of the Philosophy of Spirit, a rich and important work that has relevance for contemporary debates in philosophy of mind and action, philosophy of law and religion, ethics, aesthetics, and social and political philosophy.

    • Provides a critical and comprehensive analysis of this rich and important text
    • Brings together leading authors from different interpretive positions, providing a multi-dimensional perspective on Hegel's philosophical position and relevance
    • Engages with topics central to philosophy of mind and action, social and political philosophy, philosophy of law and religion, ethics, and aesthetics
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    • Date Published: July 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107195547
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Hegel's Encyclopaedia philosophy of spirit Marina F. Bykova
    Part I. Philosophy of Spirit and Hegel's Philosophical System:
    1. The logic of Hegel's Encyclopaedia philosophy of spirit Paul Redding
    2. The origin and character of Hegel's concept of spirit Michael N. Forster
    Part II. Philosophy of Subjective Spirit:
    3. Hegel's critique of theoretical spirit: Kant's functionalist cognitive psychology in context Kenneth R. Westphal
    4. Derangements of the soul Allegra de Laurentiis
    5. Hegel's account of perceptual experience in his philosophy of subjective spirit Markus Gabriel
    Part III. Philosophy of Objective Spirit:
    6. The idea of a speculative philosophy of objective spirit Christian Krijnen
    7. Objective spirit: the pulse of self-consciousness Terry Pinkard
    8. On Hegel's account of selfhood and human sociality Marina F. Bykova
    9. Hegel's idea of the state Stephen Houlgate
    Part IV. Philosophy of Absolute Spirit:
    10. The 'absoluteness' of Hegel's absolute spirit Angelica Nuzzo
    11. Art as a mode of absolute spirit: the development and significance of Hegel's Encyclopaedia account of the philosophy of art Allen Speight
    12. Art, logic, and the human presence of spirit in Hegel's philosophy of absolute spirit Robert R. Williams.

  • Editor

    Marina F. Bykova, North Carolina State University
    Marina F. Bykova is Professor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Hegel's Interpretation of Thinking (1990) and The Mystery of Logic and the Secret of Subjectivity (1996). She is also editor of The German Idealism Reader: Ideas, Responses and Legacy (2018) as well as of the journal Russian Studies in Philosophy.


    Marina F. Bykova, Paul Redding, Michael N. Forster, Kenneth R. Westphal, Allegra de Laurentiis, Markus Gabriel, Christian Krijnen, Terry Pinkard, Stephen Houlgate, Angelica Nuzzo, Allen Speight, Robert R. Williams

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