By Michael Inwood
This publication offers a complete survey of Hegel's philosophical idea through a scientific exploration of over a hundred key phrases, from `absolute' to `will'. through exploring either the etymological history of such phrases and Hegel's specific use of them, Michael Inwood clarifies for the trendy reader a lot that has been considered as tough and imprecise in Hegel's paintings.
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The interplay between them occurs in the form of CULTURE (Bildung): a person sheds or alienates his merely natural self and has value only in proportion to his acquired cultivation. R. Schacht, in Alienation (1971), pp. 37ff, argues that in PS, VI Hegel uses Entfremdung for two distinct phenomena: (1) the fact that the social substance is alien to the individual; (2) the individual's alienation or surrender of his particular self and identification with the universal substance. ) Schacht also argues that the individual's alienation (2) of himself by the acquisition of culture is, on Hegel's view, the solution to alienation (1).
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. The mischief wrought by abstraction was detected in theology, science and history, as well as philosophy. Hegel was sympathetic to this strand in German thought, and in ETW he tended to skirt REASON, the UNDERSTANDING and the conceptual in favour of the concreteness of LIFE and love.
But it frees itself of this environment by, say, doubting its existence, by focusing on pure, non-empirical concepts, or by conceptualizing this environment. Similarly, human beings in general sublate the natural environment on which they depend by their cognitive and practical activities ('SPIRIT'). Both for this reason, and because the conceptual system that structures nature and history forms the core of the human MIND, the absolute is spirit. Hegel also uses 'absolute' as an adjective. PS culminates in 'absolute KNOWLEDGE' in contrast to reason, spirit and religion; SL concludes with the 'absolute idea' in contrast to life and the idea of cognition; and the climax of the whole SYSTEM, in Enc.
A Hegel Dictionary (Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries) by Michael Inwood