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The Science of Logic (Hegel Translations)

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Reissue from the classic Muirhead Library of Philosophy series (originally published between 1890s - 1970s).
Hardcover, 960 pages
Published August 19th 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1816)
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Jul 13, 2012 Spoust1 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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At the beginning of his Three Studies on Hegel, Adorno chastises Croce for asking the question, What is still alive in Hegel's philosophy and what is dead? Adorno sees this question as arrogant, since it implies that the critic is in a position far above Hegel, a vantage point from which the great German Idealist can be summarily judged. The very idea of writing a review of a text like the Science of Logic -- complete with star ratings -- is the arrogance of Croce multiplied by a million. For th ...more
The Science of Logic has been completed. Now, the next thing I intend on doing is going back and rereading particular sections I've marked (in order to gain better familiarity with concepts that were, at first, rather hazy). And then after that (that in itself could take months), I'm starting it over from the beginning. Suffice it to say in the meantime that this is undoubtedly my favorite book.

"This is the common view of so-called sound common sense which takes its stand on the evidence of the
May 07, 2015 Erick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book I've read by Hegel. He isn't really breaking new ground here. It really is just a greater elucidation of ideas he put forth in the Phenomenology; where he is fleshing it out and applying it in different ways. Again, you have him discoursing on the process of optimum consciousness. It seems that a lot of the ideas expressed here were formulated after the Phenomenology and the debate it (and Idealism in general) had sparked in Germany, had occurred. He refers regularly to c ...more
Jun 25, 2011 Jesse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
According to Hegel himself, this book is the complete exposition of God's at once immanent and transcendent unfolding, in timeless eternity, from mysticism into science (and probably vice versa) by way of dialectical development, specifically I-M-I^ (Idea-Material-(higher)Idea, or Quality-Quantity-(higher)Quality). We begin with being, though, as Hegel says, we could've begun with nothing, since they are the same. As we progress very slowly, we realize that everything is the same, such that the ...more
Oct 16, 2016 Gary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Which way does the sun rise in the morning? Most people will say in the east, dummy. They are of course wrong. The sun doesn't rise in the morning but we think of the earth as rotating around a relatively fixed sun (even though the sun is moving too, that's why I say 'relatively fixed sun').

I enjoyed this book immensely and know it can be hard going because the way the author writes. Instead of reading this book, one could watch the second season of Mr. Robot and walk away with some of the majo
Ave Timoleon
Oct 01, 2015 Ave Timoleon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What more can be said about the SCIENCE OF LOGIC (c. 1817) other than, like many immortal works, that it took on a life of its own, stoked by the fires of Hegel's idiosyncratic genius? This work truly evokes, like no other in philosophy, the image of "adventure," of "experiment." Both are in the very nature of the dialectic, both are so close to its heart, that dialectic, as Hegel journeys with it here, could never be reduced to that cold abstraction of the closed system, that thought-prison to ...more
Mar 06, 2015 Geoff marked it as to-read
I'm pretty sure the paperback of this was published last month, so you don't have to pay 180 dollars for it anymore:
Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
Feb 08, 2012 Nathan "N.R." Gaddis marked it as partial-credit  ·  review of another edition
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We are waiting for the more affordable paperback edition of George Di Giovanni's 2010 translation.
Sep 14, 2015 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref  ·  review of another edition
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Recordemos aquí las insuperadas y concisas formulaciones de la Lógica de Hegel sobre cómo la esencia

"se presupone a sí misma y la asunción de esta presuposición es esencia en sí misma; a la inversa, esta asunción de su presuposición es la propia presuposición. Por ello la reflexión encuentra ante sí un inmediato al que trasciende y del que es su regreso. Pero este regreso es solo la presuposición de lo que la reflexión encuentra delante de sí. Lo que de ese modo se encuentra solo llega a ser po
Dec 28, 2016 A.W. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a book about the knowing of knowing, the logic of logic, and the thinking of thinking itself. Within you will not find any arguments in the traditional form of propositions leading to a conclusion, there are no justifications in this work. Instead you will find yourself in a journey of explanation, of finding just what can possibly be meant when we speak of Being, of Existince, of Essence, Concept, etc.

Because this is a work about the nature of thought as thought, all the concepts found
Jul 25, 2007 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's too bad that this radical effort to construct a dynamic, object-based, and anti-authoritarian semantics was wrapped, first, in awful fall-apart-in-a-day paperback glue, second, in Hegel's mystical fetish (holy-shit-repetitive!) for Three-s, third, in Hegel's positivist optimism about predetermined Spirit, and fourth, in almost impenetrably opaque personal jargon. There are utterly priceless kernels of insight in Hegel's system, like those of other great philosopher's, e.g., Kant's, that can ...more
Andrew Cutler
May 01, 2013 Andrew Cutler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hegel- you could just study him and have a crazy grasp of the history of philosophy and also a 'thought system' that can compete with the best of them. However you cannot 'just read' Hegel without already having a grasp of the history of philosophy and the various systems he critiques along the way. The LOGIC is really about the actualization of the potential of MIND though nature and human consciousness in its 'blueprint' form of working through what is technically called the relationship of mo ...more
Nov 02, 2015 Nathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read enough to give a review and a rating, but I will not sit back here and pretend I've read the thing cover to cover. Only a few people in the world have. I respect anyone who has the strength of will to undertake this task. Even trying is a feat in itself. One day, one day I'll sit back and read it all. For now, a quarter will suffice. A teacher of mine called this work "The mind of God before creation" - there's a carrot to chew on.
Jan 29, 2013 Mohammad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب هو ترجمة مصطفى صفوان لكتاب هيجل "Phenomenology of the Soul\Spirit)وتوجد ترجمةعربيةأسهل صياغةوأكثر وضوح.ترجمة فتحي العونلي تحت عنوان (فنومينولوجيا الروح)إصدار المنظمة العربية للترجمة، 2006.
Zaman Ali
Mar 07, 2017 Zaman Ali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Science is about logic and the methods helps to find the logic and all sciences are based on logical understanding. And the need of science and logic in human life essential for human good. That's why this book helps us to realize the importance of scientific knowledge.
Jan 27, 2017 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mein Gott in Himmel, I could sit you too few intrepid reviewers around a dinner table. Weltschmerz = vindicated. Cuz surely wherever the most unflagging exertion in the search for truth is will also be the clamor of crowds.

In striving to re-view the Logic, true to form, I would have to re-view not only my own Life and the contingencies which necessarily led me to finally tackle this tome, but literally everything else from the first known susurrations of historical self-consciousness, to Plato
Nov 14, 2010 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Would have been easier starting had I not let as much time elapse after Phenomenology of Spirit but the introduction moreso than either of the 2 prefaces in this edition got me up to speed. Wow, the chapters on measure into the chapter on The Doctrine of Essence is a drastic shift. I had to read the first page or two of the latter section about 5 times before I'd adjusted from the previous. He goes from talking about atomic weight to the way in which all modes of measure are reducible to one ano ...more
May 18, 2013 JP rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Logic from the Encycolpedia. It's far more ethereal than you would expect from the title. I see the elemental building blocks of a logical system, but they are very abstract. The root of the philosophy is based on "being" and "nought" meeting at "becoming," which is analagous to the "flow" of all things. In contemplation of infinity, it is important not to stop at the wrong infinity of endless progression. Based on these and other concepts, being becomes being for self and then is someho ...more
I read the translations from Wallace (English) and Ho Lun(Chinese). A must read on studying Hegel. His Triad system is very ambitious covering from daily measurement to spirit (God - Hegelian type), giving the theoretical ground to Marx and all communism and socialism after him.
Feb 10, 2008 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
sometimes impenetrable, but there is sooo much there!
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Sep 22, 2011 Ulysses Alvarez Laviada rated it it was amazing
By far the most challenging and rewarding book ever written on Logic.
Mar 27, 2011 Piergiorgio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A masterpiece.

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May 22, 2012 Humphrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
pretty key
plan to start reading again, a life long project — to understand Hegel's science of logic
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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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“The thinking or figurate conception which has before it only a specific, determinate being must be referred back to the [...] beginning of the science made by Parmenides who purified and elevated his own figurate conception, and so, too, that of posterity, to pure thought, to being as such and thereby created the element of the science. What is the first in the science had of necessity to show itself historically as the first. And we must regard the Eleatic One or being as the first step in the knowledge of thought.” 3 likes
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