Hegel's 'Phenomenology of Spirit'

Hegel's 'Phenomenology of Spirit'

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Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit is probably his most famous work. First published in 1807, it has exercised considerable influence on subsequent thinkers from Feuerbach and Marx to Heidegger, KojAuve, Adorno and Derrida. The book contains many memorable analyses of, for example, the master / slave dialectic, the unhappy consciousness, Sophocles' Antigone and the French Revolution and is one of the most important works in the Western philosophical tradition. It is, however, a difficult and challenging book and needs to be studied together with a clear and accessible secondary text. Stephen Houlgate's Reader's Guide offers guidance on: Philosophical and historical context Key Themes Reading the text Reception and influence Further readingNow, in this its initial shape, spirit is a#39;the immediate unity of substancea#39; a€“ or law a€“ a#39; with self-consciousnessa#39; (As459/301). ... At the same time, of course, it matches the concern shown by Antigone for her dead brother Polyneices in Sophoclesa#39; Antigone. ... as intrinsically and immediately authoritative (and so do not need first to examine whether they can count as laws). ... By asserting his or her own right, therefore, each individual violates the right and law of the other and incurs guiltanbsp;...

Title:Hegel's 'Phenomenology of Spirit'
Author:Stephen Houlgate
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-01-10


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