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Reading Hegel's Phenomenology : Studies in Continental Thought - John Russon

Reading Hegel's Phenomenology

Studies in Continental Thought

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Published: 19th October 2004
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In Reading Hegel's Phenomenology, John Russon uses the theme of reading to clarify the methods, premises, evidence, reasoning, and conclusions developed in Hegel's seminal text. Russon's approach facilitates comparing major sections and movements of the text, and demonstrates that each section of Phenomenology of Spirit stands independently in its focus on the themes of human experience. Along the way, Russon considers the rich relevance of Hegel's philosophy to understanding other key Western philosophers, such as Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, and Derrida. Major themes include language, embodiment, desire, conscience, forgiveness, skepticism, law, ritual, multiculturalism, existentialism, deconstruction, and absolute knowing. An important companion to contemporary Hegel studies, this book will be of interest to all students of Hegel's philosophy.

"Russon's book differs in two ways from other commentaries on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. First, Russon (Univ. of Guelph) considers only the arguments in that text, rather than discussing its literary allusions or historical context. Second, Russon provides independent studies of the arguments in each section of Hegel's text. Whereas it is generally claimed that any part of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit can only be comprehended by understanding the part it plays in the text as a whole, Russon instead tries to investigate the arguments of the individual sections on their own terms. One might think that a disadvantage of Russon's approach would be the difficulty of addressing questions about whether Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit has an overall trajectory and structure. Even if that is correct, however, an examination of the details of the arguments in each section compensates. The 15 chapters each focus on a section of Hegel's book, making this an excellent resource in a course on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper--level undergraduates through faculty/researchers." J. M. Fritzman, Lewis and Clark College , CHOICE

Introduction
Consciousness
Sense, Time and My Meaning
From Perception to Philosophy
Understanding: Things, Forces and the Body
Self-Consciousness
Death and Desire in Hegel's Epistemology: The Form of Hegel's Argument
Reading and the Body
Hermeneutical Pressure: Intersubjectivity and Objectivity
The "Freedom of Self-Consciousness" and Early Modern Epistemology
The Absolute Reason
Reason and Dualism Spirit
Spirit and Scepticism
The Contradictions of Moral Life: Hegel's Critique of Kant
Selfhood, Conscience and Dialectic Religion
The Ritual Basis of Self-Identity
Vision and Image in Hegel's System
Deciding to Read: On the Horizon (of Christianity) Absolute Knowing
Absolute Knowing: The Structure and Project of Hegel's System of Science
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ISBN: 9780253216922
ISBN-10: 0253216923
Series: Studies in Continental Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 19th October 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.03