Think-Tanking Like a Bulldozer or Why Philosophy Needs History

The call for action is deafening all over the globe, but I never encountered such a blatant crusade against philosophy like this one. And this is coming from a writer who published well over 400 articles in the Philosophy section at EzineArticles.com!
Sure, he has a point. If you like kicking the straw (white) man he is setting up. Did I ever meet someone that has a PhD in Philosophy? I was like one, before I got my doctorate that is. Does such a person only quote dead philosophers?

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What is Metaphysics?

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.

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Commentary on par. 1 Encyclopedia

§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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WIZIQ lecture: Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

I’ve been practicing making video’s again. See the result here:

A new video about our program on HegelCourses.com

How To Really Study Hegel

ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

This is the classlink:

Introducing the Philosophy of Religion

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Basic Hegel Series lecture: Hegel's Logic

Here is the first lecture in the Basic Hegel series. This lecture deals with the basics of Hegel’s Logic.

The video’s can also be seen on YouTube on my channel.

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Beyond Hegel’s Era

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.

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Hegel’s Basic Approach to Arts and the End of Romantic Art

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.

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