Saturday 22 March 2014

Key to our Hegel Biography

Here is a key to our Hegel biography, which is based largely on Karl Rosenkranz's Hegels Leben (1844) in the French edition by Pierre Osmo. It includes links to the individual chapters. Whilst we cannot compete with the books of Walter Kaufmann, Horst Althaus, Jacques D'Hondt or Terry Pinkard, we can claim an exposition refounded on the earliest source, Karl Rosenkranz. Hegel scholarship has corrected Rosenkranz on the dating and authorship of several early manuscripts and built on his indications of Hegel's role in society, but perhaps diverged for many years from the facts he set out, particularly on the politics of the Restoration period in Berlin.

Biography of Hegel

Adapted from Rosenkranz by Stephen Cowley

Part One
Early Life (1770-1800)

1. Karl Rosenkranz as a biographer and Hegel's early Life and Education
2. Hegel in Berne and Frankfurt

Part Two
Jena, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Heidelberg (1801-18)

3. The Early Logic, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Nature
4. Early Views of Religion
5. Hegel in Jena I: The Difference Essay and Critical Journal Articles
6. Hegel in Jena II: System, Notebooks and Students
7. Hegel in Bamberg
8. Hegel In Nuremberg
9. Brief Notes on the Science of Logic
10. First Edition of the Encyclopaedia
11. Hegel in Heidelberg

Part Three
Hegel in Berlin (1818-31)

In the above, I have generally created my own chapter headings, but followed the order of Rosenkranz as regards content.

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