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The Cambridge significant other to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy examines Hegel inside of his broader historic and philosophical contexts. masking all significant features of Hegel's philosophy, the quantity presents an creation to his good judgment, epistemology, philosophy of brain, social and political philosophy, philosophy of nature and aesthetics. It contains essays by way of an the world over famous crew of Hegel students. the amount starts off with Terry Pinkard's article on Hegel's existence, a conspectus of his biography on Hegel. It additionally explores a few new themes a lot ignored in Hegel scholarship: reminiscent of Hegel's hermeneutics and dating to mysticism. geared toward scholars and students of Hegel, this quantity can be crucial interpreting for someone drawn to nineteenth-century philosophy. The updated bibliography contains an important English-language literature on Hegel written within the final fifteen years.

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Stuttgart: 1770–1788 Hegel’s own family was an up-and-coming middle class family in Wurttemberg, although they were not part of the Ehrbarkeit. Hegel’s ¨ 3 Mack Walker, German Hometowns: Community, State, and General Estate 1648– 1871 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971). Hegel: A Life 17 father, who had taken a degree in law from Tubingen, was a minor offi¨ cial at the Royal Treasury, and his mother came from a distinguished background of Swabian Protestant reformers. They seem to have been Wurttembergers proud of their Protestant tradition (and probably shared ¨ the widely held Wurttemberg view of their land as that of heroic Protes¨ tants defending their traditions and true faith against the predations of an absolutizing Catholic monarch), but they were also modernizers, subscribing to the Enlightenment-oriented journals of their day.

It also seemed clear to Hegel by the time he reached Nuremberg that his predilection for the French Revolution and for Napoleon’s modernizing tendencies had put him on the right side of history. The French 11 For the Science of Logic, see this volume. I have given a short account of the Science of Logic in the relevant sections of Hegel: A Biography and German Philosophy 1760–1860: The Legacy of Idealism. 34 terry pinkard seemed unstoppable, and Napoleonic Germany (those parts allied with and under the influence of the French regime) was in a process of modernizing itself in a way that the anti-Napoleonic part of Germany seemed to be lacking.

J. Thibaut; he participated in “musical evenings” at Thibaut’s house and often volunteered his own house for the occasion. ) That and the acquaintance he made with the Boisseree ´ brothers (and their vaunted collection of “old German” paintings and prints, which included many Dutch paintings) helped to form Hegel’s aesthetic taste, which was to find fruition in his extremely popular and epochal lectures on aesthetics in his Berlin period. Hegel was able to renew his acquaintance with Goethe, this time more as an equal than as a poor supplicant begging for a position at Jena, and he made the acquaintance Hegel: A Life 37 of other literary celebrities, such as Jean Paul.

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