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Hegel in 90 Minutes Paul Strathern

Hegel in 90 Minutes

Paul Strathern

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ISBN : 9781566631532
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91 pages
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With Hegel, philosophy became very difficult indeed. His dialectical method produced the most grandiose metaphysical system known to man. Even Hegel conceded that only one man understands me, and even he does not. Hegels system included absolutelyMoreWith Hegel, philosophy became very difficult indeed. His dialectical method produced the most grandiose metaphysical system known to man. Even Hegel conceded that only one man understands me, and even he does not. Hegels system included absolutely everything, but its most vital element was the dialectic of the thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. This method sprung from Hegels ambition to overcome the deficiencies of logic, and ascended toward Mind as the ultimate reality. His view of history as a process of humanitys self-realization ultimately inspired Marx to synthesize his philosophy of dialectical materialism. In Hegel in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Hegels life and ideas, and explains their influence on mans struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Hegels work- a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further- and chronologies that place Hegel within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.