Hegel : a biography

  • New York : Cambridge University Press 2000
Physical description
xx, 780 pages : illustrations
  • 0521496799
  • 9780521496797
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Specialized.
  • 1. Hegel's Formation in Old Wurttemberg -- 2. The Protestant Seminary in Tubingen -- 3. From Berne to Frankfurt to Jena: Failed Projects and Fresh Starts -- 4. Texts and Drafts: Hegel's Path to the Phenomenology from Frankfurt to Jena -- 5. The Phenomenology of Spirit: Hegel Finds His Voice -- 6. Life in Transition: From Jena to Bamberg -- 7. Nuremberg Respectability -- 8. From the Phenomenology to the "System": Hegel's Logic -- 9. Heidelberg: Coming into Focus -- 10. Berlin: Reform and Repression at the Focal Point (1818-1821) -- 11. Hegel's Philosophy of Right: Freedom, History, and the Modern European State -- 12. Consolidation: Berlin, Brussels, Vienna (1821-1824) -- 13. Assertion: Berlin, Paris (1824-1827) -- 14. Thinking through Modern Life: Nature, Religion, Art, and the Absolute -- 15. Home: 1827-1831 -- Chronology of Hegel's Life -- Hegel's Works Cited.
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  • One of the founders of modern philosophical thought Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) has gained the reputation of being one of the most abstruse and impenetrable of thinkers. This major biography of Hegel offers not only a complete account of the life, but also a perspicuous overview of the key philosophical concepts in Hegel's work in a style that will be accessible to professionals and non-professionals alike. Terry Pinkard situates Hegel firmly in the historical context of his times. The story of that life is of an ambitious, powerful thinker living in a period of great tumult dominated by the figure of Napoleon. The Hegel who emerges from this account is a complex, fascinating figure of European modernity, who offers us a still compelling examination of that new world born out of the political, industrial, social, and scientific revolutions of his period.