Title: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: The phenomenology of spirit / Georg Wilhelm . 1 For the more detailed account of Hegel’s life, see T. P. Pinkard, Hegel: A. Ralph Blumenau immerses himself in a monumental biography of Hegel by Terry Pinkard. Don’t judge a book by its bibliography: George Steiner on Terry Pinkard’s biography of Hegel.

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Pinkard is a great writer about Hegel’s philosophy and the ideas of that time.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The ground for this view pinjard its plausibility is largely constructed in the first chapter on the nature of self-conscious animality and defended in the final section on infinite ends. These values informed Marxism as well as some of the most reactionary and ‘statist’ models of public affairs.

There are 75 pages of endnotes, in which virtually all of the work with Hegel’s texts and all of the interventions in the debates pinnkard the secondary literature are confined. Does Hegel believe this can ever fully be articulated? Hegel also glorified the Prussian state, claiming that it was God’s work I already made a start in his Philosophy of Right, which I hope is going to be the subject of my bachelor thesis. I just couldn’t figure out why Hegel was such a big deal.


This is an impressive work of scholarship and well worth the read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You get a sense of the Kantian waters that everyone in Hegel’s generation with philosophic ambitions had to swim in.


Antonio Wolf rated it really liked it Jun 15, pinkar The turbulent creativities of romanticism and reaction, incarnate in Napoleon, but also in Goethe and in Beethoven, give to Pinkard’s narrative its tidal motion.

In one respect the answer is, ‘quite strong’: Not one pikard these figures either in the bibliography or index. Hegel was not a shrewd handler of his money Nothing would surpass the inheritance of the classic arts and of religion. A new era, however, was at hand, an era of radical critique and positive knowledge.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. It wasn’t possible to simply go back to an older kind of metaphysics, at least not through arguments.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Even the anecdotes are long familiar.

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Want to Read saving…. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Non-Europeans as Failed Europeans. Pinkard explores Hegel’s interactions with some of the great minds of this period: The Logic of Self-Conscious Animals,” summarizes and extends not only Pinkard’s conception of our “amphibian” nature from his Hegel’s Naturalismbut also equally serves as the best concise summary of the general trend of the post-Kantian research program over the last decade or so.


Moreover, the proofreading of the book is quite the worst I have ever come across and is a disgrace to an academic publisher. There is also implicit in Pinkard’s articulation of Hegel a strong understanding of the limitations of 20th-century ‘continental’, phenomenological, or Heideggerian philosophy.

Instrumental in my evolution from oil painting to As far as his subject’s personality, Pinkard keeps insisting that Hegel was a surprisingly normal, sociable fellow.

But better late than never, and both the renewed interest and Pinkard’s contribution are welcome indeed. A new age for Western man emerges from the precise coincidence a touch mythical of Napoleon’s gallop on the way to the battle of Iena under Hegel’s windows and the latter’s completion of the monumental preface to the Phenomenology. There’s a lot of academic backbiting and university politics.

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The contradictions which infuse his theories were also present in his life. Professor Pinkard dwells at authoritative length on the surrounding history, pnkard the public events which make the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries a watershed.

Pinkard frees Hegel from the obscurity that unfairly clouds his memory and shows him, stunningly, for who he really was: