A Hegel Dictionary (Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries) by Michael Inwood PDF

By Michael Inwood

ISBN-10: 0631175334

ISBN-13: 9780631175339

This ebook presents a entire survey of Hegel's philosophical inspiration through a scientific exploration of over a hundred key words, from `absolute' to `will'. via exploring either the etymological historical past of such phrases and Hegel's specific use of them, Michael Inwood clarifies for the fashionable reader a lot that has been considered as tough and vague in Hegel's paintings.

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In the history of philosophy, Hegel associates being especially with Parmenides, who argued that since what is cannot not-be, being excludes all NEGATION, determinacy and becoming.

Goethe and Hölderlin) were his friends. But he denies to art the supreme position that Schelling (and many of his other contemporaries) gave to it. First, art in general expresses the absolute less adequately than do religion and philosophy, since intuition is a medium inferior to conception and thought. ) Second, in modern times art cannot express our view of the absolute as adequately as it expressed the views of earlier times. Greek art expressed the Greek world-view with supreme aptness and elegance more so perhaps than did Greek philosophy; ROMANTIC art can barely express such conceptions as the Trinity in so far as it does so, it transcends the realm of art and forgoes the harmony and beauty of classical art.

Both editions contain dedications to Hegel and Schelling. In his autobiography Creuzer reported that Hegel helped him in his work on the edition. For more details, see E. Wind, Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance (2nd edn, Oxford: Clarendon, 1980), pp. 192ff, and, in German, the pioneering work of W. Beierwaltes, Platonismus und Idealismus (Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann, 1972). 7 On Böhme and the mystics, see p. 9 above. 8 In his article on Spinoza in his Dictionnaire historique et critique (1696, 1702), Bayle had condemned him as an atheist.

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