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Hegel's Naturalism: Mind, Nature, and the Final Ends of Life
Terry Pinkard draws on Hegel's central works as well as his lectures on aesthetics, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of history in this deeply informed and original exploration of Hegel's naturalism. As Pinkard explains, Hegel's version of naturalism was in fact drawn from Aristotelian naturalism: Hegel fused Aristotle's conception of nature with his ...more
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published January 23rd 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published December 26th 2011)
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This book is a paradigm of lucid, comprehensible philosophical writing. Although it is absurd to think that any one monograph can touch upon (let alone elucidate) all the elements in Hegel's philosophy, Pinkard usefully discusses in sufficient depth Hegel's metaphysics/ phil of mind (Chapters 1 and 2) and practical/ political philosophy (Chapters 3-6). I imagine my interests in Hegel are similar to many recent Hegel enthusiasts-- to better understand (among other things) what's going on in ...more