Whatever Hegel’s philosophy is, it is a form of Metaphysics. I have been using that word a lot in introductory classes in Hegel’s Logic. Because it is one of the most important things to understand: Hegel’s Logic is a metaphysics, and Hegel’s Metaphysics is a logic. Expressed in one principle it sounds fantastic: Being = Thought.
§1 Thought and Necessity
Philosophy misses an advantage enjoyed by the other sciences. It cannot like them rest the existence of its objects on the natural admissions of consciousness,
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A new video about our program on HegelCourses.com
This Friday, June 11th, at 7 PM GMT – Lecture #3 in the Basic Hegel series on the Philosophy of Spirit: Introducing the philosophy of Religion.
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It is obvious, however, that the history of Art did not stop with the Romantic Art that Hegel understood to be the ultimate Art form of his age. There is an impressive and complex history of Art after Hegel that in many ways conflicts with the two basic principles of Art – representation and self-expression – that Hegel used in his lectures on Aesthetics.
Within the system of philosophy of Hegel the concept of the “fine arts” takes a prominent place. Art in general, according to Hegel, is an expression of the absolute in the mode of representation or perception. Again Hegel tries to understand the thing by looking at its essential history.