A Hegel Dictionary (Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries) by Michael Inwood

By Michael Inwood

This ebook offers a entire survey of Hegel's philosophical idea 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 trendy reader a lot that has been considered as tricky and vague in Hegel's paintings.

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6 Proclus was edited by Creuzer (18205) and by another friend of Hegel's, Cousin (18207). 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.

Cut off from a thought or from other sensory items), and a universal may be concrete (viz. 'grown together' with other universals or with the sensory concrete), as well as abstract. g. ) From the eighteenth century, German philosophers objected to the abstraction characteristic of the Enlightenment. Anticipating Nietzsche, as well as Hegel, Herder in UE criticized Kant's separation of the a priori from the a posteriori, of the FORM of our cognition from its MATTER. The abstract was associated with the meagre, the dependent, the universal, the conceptual and the lifeless.

Schein is correlative to Wesen ('essence'): ESSENCE shows or appears (scheint), but itself remains hidden behind a veil of Schein. e. what we are immediately acquainted with) is Schein, both in the sense that it is dependent on something else, an essence, and in the sense that it does not fully manifest that essence. ) But Schein and scheinen retain for Hegel the sense of 'shine' or 'glow'. g. the bubbles on a boiling liquid and then withdrawing that appearance (shining inwardly), that an essence constitutes itself as an essence.

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