By Michael Inwood
This e-book offers a accomplished survey of Hegel's philosophical proposal through a scientific exploration of over a hundred keyword phrases, from `absolute' to `will'. by means of exploring either the etymological historical past 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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Viii, 1). On Hegel's view, works of art are essentially schön, 'beautiful'. g. Burke and Kant (especially in Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime, 1764), the sublime (das Erhabene) is an aesthetic category co-ordinate with the beautiful (das Schöne). ) But Hegel's aversion to the intellectually intractable and especially to bad INFINITY means that sublimity plays a subdued role in LA and is more or less confined to the aesthetically unsatisfactory preclassical symbolic art, in which FORM and CONTENT are not in harmony.
In the histories of humanity, of art, of religion and of philosophy the abstract and the concentration on it is an essential phase. In modern society, abstract right, abstract principles and the abstract individual are an essential feature, alongside the concrete richness of personal, customary and ethical relationships. Action, Deed and Responsibility Non-human entities, as well as humans, act and react on each other, and are active in various ways. For 'active' and 'activity' in this general sense, Hegel uses the words tätig and Tätigkeit.
The mischief wrought by abstraction was detected in theology, science and history, as well as philosophy. Hegel was sympathetic to this strand in German thought, and in ETW he tended to skirt REASON, the UNDERSTANDING and the conceptual in favour of the concreteness of LIFE and love. In his mature works, however, he does not reject the abstract for immersion in the concrete, but works his way from the abstract through to < previous page page_29 next page > < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 the concrete: 'The life of the spirit is not the life that balks at DEATH and keeps its distance from devastation, but the life that endures death and maintains itself in it' (PS, Preface).