In the Spirit of Hegel

In the Spirit of Hegel : A Study of G. W. F. Hegel's `Phenomenology of Spirit'

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The Phenomenology of Spirit was Hegel's grandest experiment, changing our vision of the world and the very nature of philosophical enterprise. In this book, Solomon captures the bold and exhilarating spirit, presenting the Phenomenology as a thoroughly personal as well as philosophical work. He begins with a historical introduction, which lays the groundwork for a section-by-section analysis of the Phenomenology. Both the initiated and readers unacquainted with the intricacies of German idealism will find this to be an accessible and exciting introduction to this great philosopher's monumental more

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  • Paperback | 668 pages
  • 154.4 x 230.1 x 41.9mm | 945.53g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195036506
  • 9780195036503
  • 791,500

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"Solomon presents the Phenomenology as a thoroughly personal as well as philosophical work, evoking its spirit and excitement as well as exploring its provocative ideas."--Daedalus Books"[A] brilliant combination of scholarly stage setting, close reading, and vivid explication....Solomon's strong voice serves both to communicate with the contemporary reader and evoke the strength of mind in Hegel's text....This book will undoubtedly be the most recommended companion to Hegel's Phenomenology for generations of students."--James Ogilvy, SRI International"I have no doubt that this is the best commentary on the Phenomenology of Spirit in English."--Anthony Manser, Times Higher Education Supplement"No English Language book gives as many--and as interesting--pointers to and prerequisites for the Hegel reader as does this one...Ssolomon is almost always engaging and frequently sparkles with wit."--Gary Shariro, University of Kansas"An excellent historical introduction."--Choiceshow more

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In this witty and engaging study of the Phenomenology, Solomon captures the bold and exhilarating spirit of this monumental work. He begins by establishing the political, cultural, and intellectual climate in which Hegel lived and by restating Hegel's arguments in a contemporary context with references to more modern philosophical more

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