Special attention is devoted to problems in the interpretation of Hegel: the unity of the Phenomenology of Spirit; the value of the dialectical method; the status of his logic; the nature of his politics.
Few thinkers are more controversial in the history of philosophy than Hegel. He has been dismissed as a charlatan and obscurantist, but also praised as one of the greatest thinkers in modern philosophy. No one interested in philosophy can afford to ignore him. This volume considers all the major aspects of Hegel's work: epistemology, logic, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of history, philosophy of religion. Special attention is devoted to problems in the interpretation of Hegel: the unity of the Phenomenology of Spirit; the value of the dialectical method; the status of his logic; the nature of his politics. A final group of chapters treats Hegel's complex historical legacy: the development of Hegelianism and its growth into a left and right-wing school; the relation of Hegel and Marx; and the subtle connections between Hegel and contemporary analytic philosophy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Hegel and the problem of
metaphysics Frederick C. Beiser
1. Hegel's intellectual development to 1807 H.
2. You can't get there from here: transition
problems in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
3. Hegel's conception of logic John Burbidge
4. Hegel's idealism: the logic of conceptuality
Thomas E. Wartenberg
5. Hegel's dialectical method Michael Forster
6. Thought and being: Hegel's critique of
Kant's theoretical philosophy Paul Guyer
7. Hegel's ethics Allen W. Wood
8. The basic context and structure of Hegel's
Philosophy of Right Kenneth Westphal
9. Hegel's historicism Frederick C. Beiser
10. Hegel on religion and philosophy Laurence
11. Hegel's aesthetics: and overview Robert
12. Transformations of Hegelianism, 1805-1846
13. Hegel and Marxism Allen W. Wood
15. Hegel and analytic philosophy Peter Hylton.