Sunday, 25 September 2022

Hegel on the Concept in General (Part Two)

First English translation of Hegel's Science of Logic (1929).

This concluding post (of two) on Hegel's essay on "The Concept in General" from the Science of Logic relates his view of reason to the idea of self-consciousness drawn from Kant's critical philosophy.

Hegel on the Concept in General (Part One)

The first English translation of Hegel's Science of Logic (1929).

 This post is the first part of two analysing the essay on "The Concept in General" from Hegel's Science of Logic (1812-16).

Monday, 4 April 2022

The Illuminated, by Anindita Ghose.

The Illuminated, by Anindita Ghose.
In a departure from the usual content of this blog, we review a recent Indian novel with a frustrated Hegel-scholar as a lead character: Anindita Ghose's The Illuminated (New Delhi, 2021).

Friday, 31 December 2021

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

The first edition of Wahl's book on Hegel (1929).

This post completes our discussion of French philosopher Jean Wahl's Le Malheur de la conscience dans la philosophie de Hegel [The Misfortune of Consciousness in Hegel's Philosophy] (1929). We outline the reception of the idea of "unhappy consciousness" which is central to Wahl's interpretation of Hegel and then evaluate his understanding of the idea.

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit in Scots - 1

 

This is an experiment in translating sections of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) into broad Scots. We start with the sub-section on the Law of the Heart from Chapter 5 - Reason. Vocabulary and reading suggestions - particularly for the Stage, spatial movement and mental dispositions - welcome. The video includes photographs from my trip in 2017 to the parts of Switzerland (Tschugg, Erlach and Berne) where Hegel lived as a tutor from 1793-96. The script follows:

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Sunday, 21 February 2021

English translators' paragraph number differences in the Phenomenology of Spirit

 

Image courtesy of Philosophydata.com (2021).

Here is a summary of the paragraph numbering differences between Miller, Pinkard and Inwood's English translations of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (1807).