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By Gary K. Browning (auth.), Gary K. Browning (eds.)

This publication involves an important and priceless reappraisal of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit by way of a few extraordinary, foreign Hegel students. Key questions and matters are mentioned. No different booklet at the Phenomenology brings jointly penetrating articles by means of popular Hegel students, and no past booklet has integrated responses to articles by way of both celebrated students. the result's that this booklet is exclusive in supplying a wealth of insights into the Phenomenology of Spirit from numerous views. one of the the most important problems with interpretation that are tackled during this publication are Hegel's notion of fact (the concentration of Professor H.S. Harris's incisive establishing article), the connection among the Phenomenology and Hegel's method (discussed by means of Professor Rüdiger Bubner), the master-slave dialectic, the sorrowful awareness and moral sense. skilled Hegel students and scholars new to Hegel will enjoy the structure of the publication within which special students remark upon the most important and contentious points of the most articles. the most important problems with interpretation are highlighted clearly.

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27 I also fear that Harris inadvertently begs the question against some of Hegel's most important philosophical adversaries by insisting that any consciousness satisfied with "knowledge by acquaintance" is "pre-philosophical" and that the "... speculative philosopher ... " 28 If the "evolutionary progres progression" of Hegel's argument is only apparent to "speculative observers" who understand "from the beginning" the "interpretive 'identity' of the truth-concept and 29 then Hegel's ladder cannot be the exoteric initiation Hegel the object-world," object-world,"29 fully recognizes is required for legitimate proof, especially proof of something 30 so controversial as absolute speculative knowledge.

28 If the "evolutionary progres progression" of Hegel's argument is only apparent to "speculative observers" who understand "from the beginning" the "interpretive 'identity' of the truth-concept and 29 then Hegel's ladder cannot be the exoteric initiation Hegel the object-world," object-world,"29 fully recognizes is required for legitimate proof, especially proof of something 30 so controversial as absolute speculative knowledge. 30 To miss the significance of Hegel's refutation of "knowledge by acquaintance" is to miss much of Hegel's most subtle, important, and timely epistemological reflection.

What is called "the correspondence theory" does not deserve all. It is a formal logic the honorific name of "theory" at alI. al truth that can be logical stated in a single sentence. Only in Hegel's theory of "experience" does "correspondence" become, for the first time, interesting. 5 On Harris's view, Hegel's account of experience makes the correspondence an reflections necessary for recognizing our notion of truth interesting because the reftections attaining the truth about knowledge (question 3) are complexly based in social history.

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