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Lectures on Logic

Lectures on Logic

Hardback Studies in Continental Thought (Hardcover)

By (author) G. W. F. Hegel, Edited by Clark Butler, Translated by Clark Butler

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  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 241mm x 20mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 2 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Bloomington, IN
  • ISBN 10: 0253351677
  • ISBN 13: 9780253351678
  • Sales rank: 587,891

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel gave many lectures in logic at Berlin University between 1818 and his untimely death in 1831. Edited posthumously by Hegel's son, Karl, these lectures were published in German in 2001 and now appear in English for the first time. Because they were delivered orally, "Lectures on Logic" is more approachable and colloquial than much of Hegel's formal philosophy. The lectures provide important insight into Hegel's science of logic, dialectical method, and symbolic logic. Clark Butler's smooth translation helps readers understand the rationality of Hegel's often dark and difficult thought. Readers at all levels will find a mature and particularly clear presentation of Hegel's systematic philosophical vision.

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Author information

Clark Butler is Director of the Institute for Human Rights at Indiana University Purdue University, Ft. Wayne. He is translator (with Christiane Seiler) of Hegel: The Letters (IUP, 1984) and author of Hegel's Logic: Between Dialectic and History."

Review quote

"Butler has translated for clarity and flow, and has produced a text that reads very easily and smoothly, without sacrifice of accuracy." John Russon, University of Guelph

Table of contents

Translator's Introduction; Introduction to the Lectures on LogicA. The First Position [of Thought] Toward Objectivity; B. The Second Position of Thought Toward Objectivity; C. The Third Position [of Thought] Toward objectivity[A More Exact Concept and] Division of the [Science of] LogicBEING: I. BeingESSENCE: II. EssenceTHE SELF-CONCEPT: III. The Self-Concept