When Hegel died, his fame and reach was so great and the offense he had caused to the king of Prussia in his passages in the Philosophy of Right concerning the role of the king was so felt that this same king ordered Schelling to Berlin in … Continue reading Sprouting a Dragon Seed: How I Learned to Read Hegel
The question of what philosophy can do to help us deal with or overcome depression is a question that pops up almost every few weeks over on /r/askphilosophy—probably the best philosophy related place to ask philosophy questions you’ll find on the Internet— and often enough … Continue reading Depression and Philosophy
I wrote a blog post a while ago on the strangeness of the concept of Nothing and how contradictory it is to our immediate common-sense intuition. I would like to make a second post continuing on this strangeness by pointing out something else implicit in … Continue reading The Strangeness of Nothing 2
About half a year ago I was contacted by a moderately big online intellectual e-zine asking if I was interested in writing a short piece on Hegel concerning his difficulty. I accepted the request and wrote a 1st draft of the piece, sent it in, … Continue reading Why Hegel Is Difficult & Why It’s Good
I was bored a few days ago and decided to put on a random Hegel lecture to listen to and waste away my time more than usual, but it happened that I found this lecture in many ways more amusing with how much is wrong … Continue reading A Critique of a Standard Misreading of Hegel
Bernstein, in the first lecture part on the “Introduction” chapter in the Phenomenology, has this very interesting bit about this quote from Hegel near the end: “The Concept, when it has developed into a concrete existence that is itself free, is nothing other than the I, … Continue reading Comment: The Unity of Self, Concept, and the World
The method of the Phenomenology’s development is mysterious to the uninitiated, but even when you understand the movement of the method you cannot help but wonder: why this method with this content and in this manner? The lack of justification or explanation of the method in the … Continue reading PhoS: Is There Justification of Method?