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The Philosophy of Hegel (Modern Library, 239.2)

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The Philosophy of History
The History of Philosophy
The Science of Logic
Philosophy of Right & Law
Lectures on Aesthetics
The Phenomenology of the Spirit
The Internal Affairs of Wuerttemburg
The Constitution of Germany
Concerning the English Reform Bill
Notes for Introduction
Hardcover, 616 pages
Published June 1954 by Random House Inc. (NY) (first published 1953)
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Erik Graff
Jul 09, 2015 Erik Graff rated it liked it
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I picked this Modern Library collection up cheaply at a used bookstore in Manhattan, but didn't get around to reading it until preparing for Ardis Collin's course on Hegel taught during the second semester of 1981/2 at Loyola University Chicago. Since some of the texts are mere extracts, I would not recommend this edition for any serious student of Hegel.
Dave Ghezzi
Apr 21, 2008 Dave Ghezzi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This man was a gigantic genius. Period.

His philosophical constructs cover every conceiveable subject from religion to law to history to politics. There are "left" and "right" Hegelians, including Marx, Lenin, Mussolini. Forced onto the stage of Kierkegaard(who mocked his intricate mental structures), and even the thought of the late Pope John Paul II and the current pope. Love him or hate him, he was a huge mind who created his own logic.
Oct 16, 2012 Simon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good general introduction to Hegel with selections from 'The Philosophy of History,' 'The History of Philosophy,' 'The Science of Logic,' 'Philosophy of Right,' 'Lectures on Aesthetics,' and 'The Phenomenology of Spirit' ... older translations but I actually prefer this rendering of the 'Phenomenology' as somewhat clearer than the more recent and popular one of Miller ... Friedrich also edited Modern's 'The Philosophy of Kant'...
Scott Smith
11/01/2011 - Just started reading this. Reading Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Kierkegaard 'Either/Or' for the 'Creature Feature' screenplays. Already read 'Fear and Trembling'. Wondering if I should read Kant.
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German philosopher and one of the founding figures of German Idealism. Influenced by Kant's transcendental idealism and Rousseau's politics, Hegel formulated an elaborate system of historical development of ethics, government, and religion through the dialectical unfolding of the Absolute. Hegel was one of the most well-known historicist philosopher, and his thought presaged continental philosophy ...more
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