Phänomenologie des Geistes is one of G.W.F. Hegels most important philosophical works. Translated as The Phenomenology of Spirit or Mind due to the dual meaning of Geist, it formed the basis of his later philosophy & was a significantMorePhänomenologie des Geistes is one of G.W.F.
Hegels most important philosophical works. Translated as The Phenomenology of Spirit or Mind due to the dual meaning of Geist, it formed the basis of his later philosophy & was a significant development in German idealism after Kant. Focusing on topics in metaphysics, epistemology, physics, ethics, history, religion, perception, consciousness & political philosophy, the Phenomenology develops his concepts of dialectic (including the Master-slave), absolute idealism, ethical life & sublation.
The book had profound effect in Western philosophy, particularly on Marxisms development, & has been praised & blamed for the development of existentialism, communism, fascism, death of god theology & historicist nihilism.--Terry Pinkard (edited)Preface: On Scientific CognitionIntroductionA Consciousness1 Sense-certainty2 Perception3 Force & the UnderstandingB Self-consciousness4 The Truth of Self-certaintyA Independence & dependence of self-consciousness: lordship & bondageB Freedom of self-consciousness: stoicism, scepticism & the unhappy consciousnessC AA Reason5 The Certainty & Truth of ReasonA Observing reasonB The actualization of rational self-consciousness thru its own activityC Individuality which takes itself to be real in & for itselfBB Spirit6 SpiritA The true Spirit.
The ethical orderB Self-alienated Spirit. CultureC Spirit that is certain of itself. MoralityCC Religion7 ReligionA Natural religionB Religion in the form of artC The revealed religionDD Absolute Knowing8 Absolute Knowing