Hegel's Introduction to the System : Encyclopaedia Phenomenology and Psychology
As an introduction to his own notoriously complex and challenging philosophy, Hegel recommended the sections on phenomenology and psychology from The Philosophy of Spirit, the third part of his Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences. These offered the best introduction to his philosophic system, whose main parts are Logic, Nature, and Sprit. Hegel's Introduction to the System finally makes it possible for the modern reader to approach the philosopher's work as he himself suggested. The book includes a fresh translation of "Phenomenology" and "Psychology," an extensive section-by-section commentary, and a sketch of the system to which this work is an introduction. The book provides a lucid and elegant analysis that will be of use to both new and seasoned readers of Hegel.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 154 x 229 x 14mm | 340g
- 11 Sep 2014
- University of Toronto Press
- Toronto, Canada
- 1 figure
Table of contents
Foreword by William Desmond Part I: Introduction Preface * Hegel's Life and Thought Part II: Overview of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences * Overview of "Logic", Part One of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences * Overview of the "Philosophy of Nature", Part Two of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences * Overview of the "Philosophy of Spirit", Part Three of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences Part III: Hegel's Introduction to the System, Translation and Commentary: The Key Sections of "Philosophy of Spirit", Part Three of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences * ANTHROPOLOGY Conclusion * PHENOMENOLOGY * PSYCHOLOGY Part IV: Overview of the Concluding Sections of the "Philosophy of the Spirit", Part Three of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences * Objective Spirit Summary * Absolute Spirit Summary Bibliography
'There is much to admire in Wood's book... His work is a welcome addition to the Hegel literature, and should be of interest to Hegel novices as well as seasoned scholars.' -- C. Jeffery Kinlaw American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly vol 89:04:2015 'This is a very fine introduction to Hegel's System of philosophy... For philosophers-whether rookie or veteran-wishing to enhance their appreciation of the breadth, depth, and lasting relevance of Hegel's system, this is the book to read.' -- Michael Baur The Review of Metaphysics vol 69:02:2015
About Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) was a German philosopher and a major figure in German Idealism. Robert E. Wood is a professor in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas.