By Michael Inwood

ISBN-10: 0631175334

ISBN-13: 9780631175339

This ebook offers a finished survey of Hegel's philosophical inspiration through a scientific exploration of over a hundred keywords, from `absolute' to `will'. via exploring either the etymological heritage 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 imprecise in Hegel's paintings.

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True and bad INFINITY. The cases of 'truth' and 'infinity' differ in that while the expression 'true judgment' or 'true proposition (Satz)' plays virtually no role in Hegel's discourse, 'bad infinity' or 'the bad infinite' occur frequently, and the notion of bad infinity plays a crucial role in the emergence of the notion of true infinity. ) Thus, contrary to the Wolffian ideal, Hegel has no general interest in using a word in the same sense throughout his works or even in a single text. There are several reasons for this.

G. Fichte, The Vocation of Man (Die Bestimmung des Menschen, 1800) WS = F. W. J. Schelling, On the World Soul (Von der Weltseele, 1798) Page references to works by J. G. Fichte are to the posthumous collected edition of his works published by his son, I. H. Fichte, in 18456. The pagination of this edition reappears in most subsequent editions and translations. Page references to works by F. W. J. Schelling are to the posthumous collected edition of his works published by his son, K. F. A. Schelling, from 1856 to 1861.

Simpler examples are Kunstwerk ('work of art'), das Kunstschöne ('artistic beauty, the beauty of art'), das Naturschöne ('natural beauty, the beauty of nature'), etc. Connected with German's facility for composition is the fact (or supposed fact) that German, like ancient Greek, but unlike English and French, is an 'original (ursprüngliche)' language. 3 In its beginnings, the argument runs, language is governed by 'poetic logic' (Vico) and depends on concrete imagery and metaphor. The primitive man says not that he is angry, but that the blood boils in his heart.

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