Hegel’s Philosophical Psychology draws attention to a largely overlooked piece of Hegel’s philosophy: his substantial and philosophically rich treatment of psychology at the end of the Philosophy of Subjective Spirit, which itself belongs to his main work, the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences. This volume makes the case that Hegel’s approach to philosophy of mind as developed within this text can make an important contribution to current discussions about mind and subjectivity, and can help clarify the notion of spirit (Geist) within Hegel’s larger philosophical project. Scholars from different schools of Hegelian thought provide a multifaceted overview of Hegel’s Psychology: Part I begins with an overview of Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit, which outlines both its historical context and its systematic context within Hegel’s philosophy of subjective spirit. Parts II and III then investigate the individual chapters of the sections on psychology: the theoretical mind and the practical and free mind. The volume concludes by examining the challenges which Hegel’s Psychology poses for contemporary epistemological debates and the philosophy of psychology. Throughout, the volume brings Hegel’s views into dialogue with 20th- and 21st-century thinkers such as Bergson, Bourdieu, Brandom, Chomsky, Davidson, Freud, McDowell, Sellars, Wittgenstein, and Wollheim.
Table of Contents
Preface Susanne Herrmann-Sinai and Lucia Ziglioli Part 1: Philosophy of Subjective Spirit 1. Hegel’s Critique of Physiognomy and Phrenology Michael Inwood 2. Hegel’s Psychology and the Systematic Structure of Spirit Angelica Nuzzo 3. From Satisfaction of Desire to Fulfilment of Intentions: Hegel on the Bodily Basis of Higher Intelligence Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer Part 2: Theoretical Spirit 4. Hegel, McDowell and Perceptual Experience: A Response to McDowell Stephen Houlgate 5. The Place of Habit in Hegel’s Psychology Elisa Magrì 6. Hegel and the Origin of Language Richard Dien Winfield 7. World of Representation and Thought: Hegel on Subjective Knowing Lucia Ziglioli Part 3: Practical and Free Spirit 8. Subjective Action Susanne Herrmann-Sinai 9. Practical Mind and Free Will: Hegel’s Gradual Development of Will Dirk Stederoth 10. Freedom for Free: Hegel on Cognition, Willing, Free Mind, and the Methodological Cost of Finite Freedom Sebastian Stein Part 4: The Challenge of Hegel’s Philosophical Psychology 11. Cognitive Psychology, Intelligence, and the Realisation of the Concept in Hegel’s Systematic Epistemology Kenneth R. Westphal 12. Hegel’s Account of the Presence of Space and Time in Sensation, Intuition, and the World: A Sellarsian View Willem Devries 13. Conceptualism, Non-Conceptualism, and the Method of Hegel’s Psychology Luca Corti 14. Freud, Hegel and the Mind, and Philosophy as Retrieval Louise E. Braddock
Susanne Herrmann-Sinai is a PhD candidate at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and currently visiting at the University of Oxford, UK.
Lucia Ziglioli is a Post-Doc at the Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France.