Hegel: Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, Volume I: Manuscripts of the Introduction and…

Hardcover | May 7, 2011

EditorRobert F. Brown, Peter C. Hodgson

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This edition makes available an entirely new version of Hegel's lectures on the development and scope of world history. Volume I presents Hegel's surviving manuscripts of his introduction to the lectures and the full transcription of the first series of lectures (1822-23). These works treatthe core of human history as the inexorable advance towards the establishment of a political state with just institutions - a state that consists of individuals with a free and fully-developed self-consciousness. Hegel interweaves major themes of spirit and culture - including social life, politicalsystems, commerce, art and architecture, religion, and philosophy - with an historical account of peoples, dates, and events. Following spirit's quest for self-realization, the lectures presented here offer an imaginative voyage around the world, from the paternalistic, static realm of China to thecultural traditions of India; the vast but flawed political organization of the Persian Empire to Egypt and then the Orient; and the birth of freedom in the West to the Christian revelation of free political institutions emerging in the medieval and modern Germanic world. Brown and Hodgson's new translation is an essential resource for the English reader, and provides a fascinating account of the world as it was conceived by one of history's most influential philosophers. The Editorial Introduction surveys the history of the texts and provides an analytic summary ofthem, and editorial footnotes introduce readers to Hegel's many sources and allusions. For the first time an edition is made available that permits critical scholarly study, and translates to the needs of the general reader.

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This edition makes available an entirely new version of Hegel's lectures on the development and scope of world history. Volume I presents Hegel's surviving manuscripts of his introduction to the lectures and the full transcription of the first series of lectures (1822-23). These works treatthe core of human history as the inexorable a...

Robert F. Brown is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Delaware. He is the editor of Hegel: Lectures on the History of Philosophy, published in three volumes by Oxford University Press. Peter C. Hodgson is Charles G. Finney Professor of Theology Emeritus, at Divinity School, Vanderbilt University. He studied for his ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:May 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Editorial Introduction2. Manuscripts of the IntroductionThe Lectures of 1822-233. Introduction: The Concept of World History4. The Oriental World5. The Greek World6. The Roman World7. The Germanic WorldGlossaryBibliographyIndex