Ideas from 'Phenomenology of Spirit' by Georg W.F.Hegel [1807], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Phenomenology of Spirit' by Hegel,Georg W.F. (ed/tr Miller,A.V. /Findlay,J.N.) [OUP 1977,0-19-824597-1]].

Click on the Idea Number for the full details    |     back to texts     |     expand these ideas


1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy
Philosophy moves essentially in the element of universality
1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 3. Scientism
Without philosophy, science is barren and futile
2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 9. Limits of Reason
Truth does not come from giving reasons for and against propositions
2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 1. Dialectic
Plato's 'Parmenides' is the greatest artistic achievement of the ancient dialectic
3. Truth / D. Coherence Truth / 1. Coherence Truth
The true is the whole
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 5. The Absolute
In the Absolute everything is the same
The Absolute is not supposed to be comprehended, but felt and intuited
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism
Being is Thought
16. Persons / B. Concept of the Self / 3. External Properties
For Hegel knowledge of self presupposes objects, and also a public and moral social world
Hegel claims knowledge of self presupposes desire, and hence objects
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 6. Authentic Self
The in-itself must become for-itself, which requires self-consciousness
25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 7. Communitarianism
Human nature only really exists in an achieved community of minds
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / a. Scientific essentialism
The movement of pure essences constitutes the nature of scientific method
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / b. Scientific necessity
Science confronts the inner necessities of objects
28. God / A. Divine Nature / 7. God Reflecting Humanity
God is the essence of thought, abstracted from the thinker
29. Religion / C. Monotheistic Religion / 3. Christianity / a. Christianity
Hegel made the last attempt to restore Christianity, which philosophy had destroyed