Reading Hegel's Phenomenology

Reading Hegel's Phenomenology

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In Reading Hegel's Phenomenology, John Russon uses the theme of reading to clarify the methods, premises, evidence, reasoning, and conclusions developed in Hegel's seminal text. Russon's approach facilitates comparing major sections and movements of the text, and demonstrates that each section of Phenomenology of Spirit stands independently in its focus on the themes of human experience. Along the way, Russon considers the rich relevance of Hegel's philosophy to understanding other key Western philosophers, such as Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, and Derrida. Major themes include language, embodiment, desire, conscience, forgiveness, skepticism, law, ritual, multiculturalism, existentialism, deconstruction, and absolute knowing. An important companion to contemporary Hegel studies, this book will be of interest to all students of Hegel's more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 147.3 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 476.28g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 bibliog., 1 index
  • 0253216923
  • 9780253216922
  • 1,325,003

About John Russon

John Russon is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph. He is author of Human Experience: Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday more

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The 15 chapters each focus on a section of Hegel's book, making this an excellent resource in a course on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers. * Choice *show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsA Note on the TextIntroductionPart 1. Consciousness1. Sense, Time, and My Meaning2. From Perception to Philosophy3. Understanding: Things, Forces, and the BodyPart 2. Self-Consciousness4. Death and Desire in Hegel's Epistemology: The Form of Hegel's Argument5. Reading and the Body6. Hermeneutical Pressure: Intersubjectivity and Objectivity7. The "Freedom of Self-Consciousness" and Early Modern EpistemologyPart 3. The AbsoluteReason8. Reason and DualismSpirit9. Spirit and Skepticism10. The Contradictions of Moral Life: Hegel's Critique of Kant11. Selfhood, Conscience, and DialecticReligion12. The Ritual Basis of Self-Identity13. Vision and Image in Hegel's System14. Deciding to Read: On the Horizon (of Christianity)Absolute Knowing15. Absolute Knowing: The Structure and Project of Hegel's System of ScienceNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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