A Hegel Dictionary by Michael Inwood

By Michael Inwood

This e-book offers a complete survey of Hegel's philosophical idea through a scientific exploration of over a hundred keywords, from `absolute' to `will'. via exploring either the etymological history of such phrases and Hegel's specific use of them, Michael Inwood clarifies for the trendy reader a lot that has been considered as tricky and imprecise in Hegel's paintings.

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Knox (17981831) SCF = The Spirit of Christianity and its Fate (in ETW) SL = The Science of Logic (181216) 'Logic', with an initial capital, refers not to a single work by Hegel, but to the versions of logic contained primarily in Enc. I and SL, when the differences between them can be ignored. Accounts of most of these works are to be found in articles assigned to them or to works containing them. Further information appears in the Bibliography at the end of the book. Page 3 The following abbreviations are used for works by other authors: ACR = J.

Functions of thought, such as Idee (IDEA), Begriff and reason become real active forces, involved in the world as much as in our thought about the world. The colloquial uses of terms intrude into their philosophical uses. There is a greater concern for the place of a thing, a concept or a word in the whole to which it belongs, and an insistence that words and concepts cannot be understood piecemeal, apart from their place in such a system. Ideally, Fichte argues, a fixed philosophical vocabulary is desirable, but that can come only at the end of the system, when reason has completed its work.

Terminology thus becomes more fluid and develops with his thought. , is distinct from, if related to, me, you and Fichte. Wissenschaftslehre ('doctrine of science, science of knowledge') is itself Fichte's recommended substitute for Philosophie, though he later admitted that it had not found much favour. To Fichte we owe the development of Kant's notion of intellektuelle Anschauung ('intellectual INTUITION'), the frequent and seemingly indiscriminate use of setzen ('to POSIT'), and the triad 'thesisantithesissynthesis', often wrongly attributed to Hegel.

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