Monday, 1 June 2020

"Religion expresses what spirit is earlier in time than science." (Part Two)

Church carving of Christ's crucifixion, in Stuttgart Landesmuseum
This and the previous post are a reading of the section of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) on Christianity. In this post, I deal with the final section on the doctrine of the church.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

"Religion expresses what spirit is earlier in time than science." (Part One)

Church carving of Christ's crucifixion, in Stuttgart Landesmuseum
This and the following post are a reading of the section of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) on Christianity. The title quote is from Phenomenology (para 802), translating "Wissenschaft" as science.

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Review of "Hegel's Career and Politics" by Mehmet Tabak

We review a recent Hegel-biography, Hegel's Career and Politics: The Making of the Most Famous Philosopher in Germany, 1788-1831, by Mehmet Tabak.

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).