By Michael Inwood

This ebook presents a entire survey of Hegel's philosophical inspiration through a scientific exploration of over a hundred keywords, from `absolute' to `will'. through exploring either the etymological history of such phrases and Hegel's specific use of them, Michael Inwood clarifies for the fashionable reader a lot that has been considered as tough and vague in Hegel's paintings.

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14 The full title is: Dissertatio philosophica de orbitis planetarum. It appears in H. Glockner's Jubiläumsausgabe (Jubilee Edition: Stuttgart, 192739) of Hegel's works, vol. I. Krug, in his Wörterbuch, vol. V, p. ' But it was asteroids, rather than planets, that were discovered: some 1500 bodies rotate round the sun between Mars and Jupiter, but none exceeds 300 miles in diameter. B. Beaumont, 'Hegel and the seven planets', Mind LXIII (1954), pp. 2468, gives a sober account of the controversy.

2) An Erscheinung is, like Schein, transient and dependent, but what it depends on and succumbs to is not, immediately at least, an essence but another Erscheinung. Hence Erscheinung, in contrast to Schein, is a diverse, interdependent and fluctuating WHOLE or world. g. empirical psychology considers only the Erscheinung of MIND, and metaphysical psychology considers only its concept, while the correct approach, Hegel believes, is to see how the concept of the mind realizes itself in Erscheinung; and, whereas a crime is merely Schein since it is in conflict with RIGHT and right restores itself by NEGATING (viz.

But many Germans of this period were attracted to Spinoza, whom they interpreted to suit their own purposes: Goethe, Lessing, Mendelssohn, F. H. Jacobi, Herder (in G) and Schelling. Novalis called Spinoza a 'God-intoxicated man'. 9 A classic account of German Hellenism in this period is E. M. Butler, The < previous page page_24 next page > < previous page page_25 next page > Page 25 Tyranny of Greece over Germany: A study of the influence exercised by Greek art and poetry over the great German writers of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1935).

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