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Phenomenology of Spirit by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Sep 27, 07

Recommended for: people who think everything happens for a reason
Read in January, 2003

My friend Ching-In who made me join Goodreads said that I should honestly list my books, which is why this one is on my shelf. I normally don't talk about it in public for fear that people will think I'm a snot. But I really loved this book. I've never identified so much with a writer before, and also, even though this book is essentially impossible to read, my friend Georg really is a super genius.

The thing that fascinated me most about this book is how much Hegel wanted to believe that everything happened for a reason. He wanted so desperately to believe that, that he invented this immense, intricate and slightly loopy system of thought with it's own freaking language.

I mean, even if you hate the book, you have to admire that kind of commitment.
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