Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The Skeptical Origin of the Divided Consciousness

The collection Between Kant and Hegel (1985) contains Hegel's essay on skepticism in English translation.
This post summaries some background reading on the problem of the origin of the unchangeable wing of the unhappy or divided consciousness out of skepticism in Chapter Four of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.

Thought and Action in Richard Kroner's Hegel-scholarship

French translation (2015) of Richard Kroner's Von Kant bis Hegel (1921-24).
This post compares the theme of the relations of thought and action in Richard Kroner's and John Macmurray’s philosophy.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Hegel and Jacobi on Skepticism and Christianity

Portrait of F.H. Jacobi (1743-1819), by Johann Friedrich Eich, 1780.
This post is a reading of F.H. Jacobi’s Letters on Spinoza (1785) and dialogue David Hume on Faith (1787) with a view to shedding light on Hegel's view of the relationship between skepticism and Christianity in the Phenomenology of Spirit (1807).

Monday, 18 February 2019

Book review: Jena 1800 by Peter Neumann

This is our review of Peter Neumann's recent book Jena 1800: Die Republik der freien Geister [Jena 1800: the Republic of free Spirits] (Sielder, 2018) on the literary and philosophical culture of German Romanticism (reissued 2020 as Sternstunden: Jena 1800 und der Aufbruch in die Moderne).

Monday, 31 December 2018

Jean Wahl and Hegel-scholarship in the Age of Existentialism (Part One)

The first edition of Wahl's book on Hegel.
This is the first of two posts on French Hegel-scholar Jean Wahl's work on Hegel in which he presents religion as more influential than political or economic struggle in Hegel's account of the development of self-conscious life.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Lukács and Hegel on Teleology

György Lukács (1885-1971)
This post considers the theological implications of apparent purpose in nature in the light of Hegel-scholar György Lukacs’ analysis of teleology and the human labour process.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Wilhelm Dilthey's final reading of Hegel

The following notes are from an article by Marie-Jeanne Konigson-Montain, «Dilthey lecteur de Hegel» [Dilthey reader of Hegel], in the collection Autour de Hegel, hommage à Bernard Bourgeois (2000) on the influence of Hegel on changes in Dilthey's last writings that gave a greater role in mental life to a reason informed by historical knowledge.