Hegel: A Biography

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 18, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 780 pages
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One of the founders of modern philosophical thought Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) has gained the reputation of being one of the most abstruse and impenetrable of thinkers. This first major biography of Hegel in English offers not only a complete, up-to-date account of the life, but also an overview of the key philosophical concepts in Hegel's work in an accessible style. Terry Pinkard situates Hegel firmly in the historical context of his times. The story of that life is of an ambitious, powerful thinker living in a period of great tumult dominated by the figure of Napolean. Pinkard explores Hegel's interactions with some of the great minds of this period: Hölderlin, Goethe, Humboldt, Schelling, Novalis, the Schlegels, Mendelssohn, and others. Throughout, he avoids Hegal's own famously technical jargon in order to display the full sweep and power of Hegel's thought. Terry Pinkard is professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University and is author/editor of five previous books, the most recent being ^UHegel's Phenomenology (Cambridge, 1996). He is honorary Professor of the Philosophy Faculty of TÜbingen University, Germany and serves on the advisory board for the Zeitschrift fÜr Philosophique Forschung.
  

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Review: Hegel: A Biography

User Review  - Raully - Goodreads

An amazing work of scholarship that comes from a philosopher's point of view and yet ably weaves in the historical and biographical background. Highly recommended, but at its heft its not for the casual reader. Read full review

Review: Hegel: A Biography

User Review  - Willem van der Scheun - Goodreads

It was everything it promised to be, a thorough overview of Hegel's life and a clear overview of his thoughts, work and influence. I found it inspiring and helping to overcome to bridge to go and read ... Read full review

Contents

Hegels Formation in Old Wurttemberg
1
The Protestant Seminary in Tubingen
19
From Berne to Frankfurt to Jena Failed Projects and Fresh Starts
45
Texts and Drafts Hegels Path to the Phenomenology from Frankfurt to Jena
118
Te Phenomenology of Spirit Hegel Finds His Voice
203
Life in Transition From Jena to Bamberg
221
Nuremberg Respectability
266
From the Phenomenology to the System Hegels Logic
332
Consolidation Berlin Brussels Vienna 18211824
495
Assertion Berlin Paris 18241827
524
Thinking through Modern Life Nature Religion Art and the Absolute
562
Home 18271831
605
Notes
667
Chronology of Hegels Life
745
Hegels Works Cited
751
Works Cited
755

Heidelberg Coming Into Focus
352
Berlin Reform and Repression at the Focal Point 18181821
418
Hegels Philosophy of Right Freedom History and the Modern European State
469

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