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Hegel - Charles Taylor


Published: 11th July 1977
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A major and comprehensive study of the philosophy of Hegel, his place in the history of ideas, and his continuing relevance and importance. Professor Taylor relates Hegel to the earlier history of philosophy and, more particularly, to the central intellectual and spiritual issues of his own time. He sees these in terms of a pervasive tension between the evolving ideals of individuality and self-realization on the one hand, and on the other a deeply-felt need to find significance in a wider community. Charles Taylor engages with Hegel sympathetically, on Hegel's own terms and, as the the subject demands, in detail. We are made to grasp the interconnections of the system without being overwhelmed or overawed by its technicality. We are shown its importance and its limitations, and are enabled to stand back from it.

"Professor Taylor is a stimulating and lucid guide...His book is to be strongly recommended to anyone who wants to understand the origins and style and content of modern ideologies." The Economist "...the most important book on Hegel ever to appear in English." Journal of European Studies

Preface and acknowledgements
The Claims of Speculative Reason
Aims of a new epoch
Hegel's itinerary
Self-positing spirit
The dialectic of consciousness
The formation of spirit
The road to manifest religion
The Phenomenology as interpretive dialectic
A dialectic of categories
The concept
The idea in nature
History and Politics
Ethical substance
Reason and history
The realized state
Absolute Spirit
Hegel today
Biographical note
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521291996
ISBN-10: 0521291992
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 596
Published: 11th July 1977
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.77