The thought of G. W. F. Hegel (1770 -1831) has had a deep and lasting influence on a wide range of philosophical, political, religious, aesthetic, cultural and scientific movements. But, despite the far-reaching importance of Hegel's thought, there is often a great deal of confusion about what he actually said or believed.
G. W. F. Hegel: Key Concepts provides an accessible introduction to both Hegel's thought and Hegel-inspired philosophy in general, demonstrating how his concepts were understood, adopted and critically transformed by later thinkers. The first section of the book covers the principal philosophical themes in Hegel's system: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, ethical theory, political philosophy, philosophy of nature, philosophy of art, philosophy of religion, philosophy of history and theory of the history of philosophy. The second section covers the main post-Hegelian movements in philosophy: Marxism, existentialism, pragmatism, analytic philosophy, hermeneutics and French poststructuralism.
The breadth and depth of G. W. F. Hegel: Key Concepts makes it an invaluable introduction for philosophical beginners and a useful reference source for more advanced scholars and researchers.
Table of Contents
Introduction Michael Baur Part 1: Hegel's Thought 1. Epistemology Jeffery Kinlaw 2. Metaphysics Nathan Ross 3. Philosophy of Mind John Russon 4. Ethical Theory Brian O'Connor 5. Political Philosophy Thom Brooks 6. Philosophy of Nature Alison Stone 7. Philosophy of Art Allen Speight 8. Philosophy of Religion Martin DeNys 9. Philosophy of History Lydia Moland 10. History of Philosophy Jeffrey Reid Part 2: Hegel's Legacy 11. Hegel, Marx, and Marxism Andrew Buchwalter 12. Hegel and Existentialism David Ciavatta 13. Hegel and Pragmatism Paul Redding 14. Hegel and Analytic Philosophy Russell Newstadt and Andrew Cutrofello 15. Hegel and Hermeneutics Michael Baur 16. Hegel and French Post-Structuralism Brent Adkins Chronology of Life and Works. Index
Michael Baur is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, USA. His main areas of research include German idealism, the philosophy of law, American pragmatism, and contemporary continental thought.