By Michael Inwood
This ebook presents a accomplished survey of Hegel's philosophical notion through a scientific exploration of over a hundred keyword phrases, from `absolute' to `will'. by way of exploring either the etymological history of such phrases and Hegel's specific use of them, Michael Inwood clarifies for the fashionable reader a lot that has been considered as tough and imprecise in Hegel's paintings.
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We must not use two or more terms synonymously: apparent synonyms must be given distinct, well-defined senses. Thus Wolff distinguishes between Grund ('ground, reason') and Ursache ('cause'): 'The ground is that by which one can understand why something is, and the cause is a thing that contains in itself the ground of another thing' (RT §29). And between a Vermögen ('ability, power') and a Kraft ('force, power'): 'The ability is only the possibility of doing something, whereas, since the force is a source of alterations, it must involve an endeavour to do something' (RT §117).
I and SL, when the differences between them can be ignored. Accounts of most of these works are to be found in articles assigned to them or to works containing them. Further information appears in the Bibliography at the end of the book. Page 3 The following abbreviations are used for works by other authors: ACR = J. G. Fichte, Attempt at a Critique of all Revelation (Versuch einer Kritik aller Offenbarung, 1792) AE = F. Schiller, On the Aesthetic Education of Man in a Series of Letters (Über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen in einer Reihe von Briefen, 1795) AGN = J.
Herder, God: Some Conversations (Gott. Einige Gespräche, 1787, 1800) HARD = G. E. Lessing, How the Ancients Represented Death (Wie die Alten den Tod gebildet, 1769) HARD2 = J. G. Herder, How the Ancients Represented Death: A Supplement to Lessing's Essay of the same Title and Content (Wie die Alten den Tod gebildet. Ein Nachtrag zu Lessings Abhandlung desselben Titels und Inhalts, 1769) IPHM = J. G. Herder, Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind (Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit, 178491) IPN = F.
A Hegel Dictionary by Michael Inwood