Hegel: Lectures on the History of Philosophy 1825-6: Volume I: Introduction and Oriental Philosophy

Hardcover | August 2, 2009

EditorRobert F. Brown, Peter C. Hodgson

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The Hegel Lectures Series:Hegel's lectures have had as great a historical impact as the works he himself published. Important elements of his system are elaborated only in the lectures, especially those given in Berlin during the last decade of his life. The original editors conflated materials from different sources anddates, obscuring the development and logic of Hegel's thought. The Hegel Lectures series is based on a selection of extant and recently discovered transcripts and manuscripts. The original lecture series are reconstructed so that the structure of Hegel's argument can be followed. Each volumepresents an accurate new translation accompanied by an editorial introduction and annotations on the text, which make possible the identification of Hegel's many allusions and sources.This new edition of Hegel's Lectures on the History of Philosophy sets forth clearly, for the first time for the English reader, what Hegel actually said. These lectures challenged the antiquarianism of Hegel's contemporaries by boldly contending that the history of philosophy is itself philosophy,not just history. It portrays the journey of reason or spirit through time, as reason or spirit comes in stages to its full development and self-conscious existence, through the successive products of human intellect and activity. These lectures proved to be extremely influential on theintellectual history of the past two centuries. They are crucial to understanding Hegel's own systematic philosophy in its constructive aspect, as well as his views on the centrality of reason in human history and culture. Volume I holds additional importance because, as well as setting out Hegel'sdiscussion of the history of Chinese and Indian philosophy, it presents the interesting and significant changes that Hegel made to the stage-setting introduction to these lectures across the years from 1819 to 1831. This edition adapts the considerable editorial resources of the German edition thatit translates, to the needs of the general reader as well as the serious scholar, so as to constitute an unparalleled resource on this topic in the English language.

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The Hegel Lectures Series:Hegel's lectures have had as great a historical impact as the works he himself published. Important elements of his system are elaborated only in the lectures, especially those given in Berlin during the last decade of his life. The original editors conflated materials from different sources anddates, obscurin...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:August 2, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceList of AbbreviationsEditorial IntroductionThe Lectures of 1825-61. Introduction1a. The History of Philosophy as a Philosophical Topic Introduction1b. The Divisions of the History of Philosophy and the Literature on It2. Oriental Philosophy2a. Introduction2b. Chinese Philosophy2c. Indian PhilosophyIntroductions to the Other Lecture Series1. Explanation of Editorial Practices2. The Introductions2a. The 1819 Lectures2b. The 1820-1 Lectures2c. The 1823-4 Lectures2d. The 1827-8 Lectures2e. The 1829-30 Lectures2f. The 1831 LecturesGlossaryBibliography of Hegel's Sources for the Introduction and Oriental PhilosophyIndex