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By Michael Inwood

This e-book presents a entire survey of Hegel's philosophical proposal through a scientific exploration of over a hundred key phrases, from `absolute' to `will'. by means of exploring either the etymological history of such phrases and Hegel's specific use of them, Michael Inwood clarifies for the trendy reader a lot that has been considered as tough and vague in Hegel's paintings.

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Nevertheless, the widespread belief that German is an original language and that its primitive roots are transparent to the native speaker had a considerable influence on the use, interpretation and development of German in this period. Hegel's exploration and exploitation of etymologies, both real and imagined, will be a constant theme in this book. The Development of Philosophical German Leibniz extolled the virtues of German and advocated its development and use for scholarly, scientific and philosophical purposes.

ABSOLUTE, IMMEDIACY, etc. (3) The UNIVERSAL specifies itself into the universal, the PARTICULAR and the INDIVIDUAL. Thus the universal appears both as the genus and as a species of that genus. g. ). Hegel's redefinition or 'reconstruction' of words involves a complex interplay between the standard or current sense(s) of a word (both in philosophy and in ordinary speech), the real or presumed literal sense(s) of the word, which is often a past sense (disclosed by the word's real or presumed etymology), and philosophical argument.

G. Notio(n) and Begriff, Empirie and Erfahrung, and Phaenomenon and Erscheinung. Kant was also thoroughly systematic, and presented his vocabulary in such orderly constructions as the table of categories. In Hegel's day the standard meaning of a philosophical term was usually the sense in which Kant had used it. Hegel's Language The development of philosophical German in the hands of Wolff and Kant can be seen as the emergence of Verstand, the UNDERSTANDING, with its sharp clarity and analytical rigour, in the realm of terminology.

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