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By Michael Inwood

This ebook presents a accomplished survey of Hegel's philosophical idea through a scientific exploration of over a hundred keyword phrases, from `absolute' to `will'. by way of 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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These vary according to the gender and case of the accompanying noun: thus, in the nominative case, it is der Mensch, die Frau, die Kunst and das Weib. The indefinite article, ein, also means 'one': thus eine Frau can mean 'a woman' or 'one woman'. Hegel sometimes adopted the common practice of distinguishing these senses by using a capital letter for the sense of 'one': eine Frau, is 'a woman', while Eine Frau is 'one woman'. (The occasional reproduction of this in English translations 'One woman', etc.

True and bad INFINITY. The cases of 'truth' and 'infinity' differ in that while the expression 'true judgment' or 'true proposition (Satz)' plays virtually no role in Hegel's discourse, 'bad infinity' or 'the bad infinite' occur frequently, and the notion of bad infinity plays a crucial role in the emergence of the notion of true infinity. ) Thus, contrary to the Wolffian ideal, Hegel has no general interest in using a word in the same sense throughout his works or even in a single text. There are several reasons for this.

Schelling, System of Transcendental Idealism (System des transzendentalen Idealismus, 1800) UE = J. G. Herder, Understanding and Experience: a Metacritique on the Critique of Pure Reason (Verstand und Erfahrung, eine Metakritik zur Kritik der reinen Vernunft, 1799) VM = J. G. Fichte, The Vocation of Man (Die Bestimmung des Menschen, 1800) WS = F. W. J. Schelling, On the World Soul (Von der Weltseele, 1798) Page references to works by J. G. Fichte are to the posthumous collected edition of his works published by his son, I.

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