The Phenomenology of Mind, Volume 1

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HEGEL (1770 - 1831), translated by James Black BAILLIE (1872 - 1940)

Phänomenologie des Geistes (1807) is Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's most important and widely discussed philosophical work. Hegel's first book, it describes the three-stage dialectical life of Spirit. The title can be translated as either The Phenomenology of Spirit or The Phenomenology of Mind, because the German word Geist has both meanings. Phenomenology was the basis of Hegel's later philosophy and marked a significant development in German idealism after Kant. Focusing on topics in metaphysics, epistemology, physics, ethics, history, religion, perception, consciousness, and political philosophy, The Phenomenology is where Hegel develops his concepts of dialectic (including the Master-slave dialectic), absolute idealism, ethical life, and Aufhebung. The book had a profound effect in Western philosophy, and "has been praised and blamed for the development of existentialism, communism, fascism, death of God theology, and historicist nihilism." - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Early Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Translator's Preface maurice
00:42:00
Play 01 Preface part 1 maurice
00:31:15
Play 02 Preface part 2 maurice
00:33:19
Play 03 Preface part 3 maurice
00:32:28
Play 04 Preface part 4 maurice
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Play 05 Introduction: Intention and Method of the Argument of the Phenomenology maurice
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Play 06 Chapter 1: Sense-certainty, or the this and "meaning" maurice
00:25:57
Play 07 Chapter 2: Perception: or things and the deceptive-ness of perceptual experience maurice
00:37:45
Play 08 Chapter 3: Force and Understanding: Appearance and the supersensible world; part 1 maurice
00:26:39
Play 09 Chapter 3: Force and Understanding: Appearance and the supersensible world; part 2 maurice
00:43:01
Play 10 Chapter 4: The true nature of self-certainty maurice
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Play 11 Chapter 4A: Independence and Dependence of Self-consciousness: Lordship and Bondage maurice
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Play 12 Chapter 4B: Freedom of Self-consciousness: Stoicism, Scepticism, and the Unhappy Consciousness maurice
00:57:49
Play 13 Chapter 5A-a(1): Certainty and Truth of Reason; Observation as a mode of things of Nature maurice
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Play 14 Chapter 5A-a(2): Observation of organic existence maurice
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Play 15 Chapter 5A-a(3): Observation of nature as an organic whole maurice
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Play 16 Chapter 5A-b: Logical and Psychological laws maurice
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Play 17 Chapter 5A-c: Physiognomy and Phrenology; part 1 Foon
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Play 18 Chapter 5A-c: Physiognomy and Phrenology; part 2 Foon
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Play 19 Chapter 5B: Realisation of Rational Self-Consciousness Foon
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Play 20 Chapter 5B-a: Pleasure and Necessity Foon
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Play 21 Chapter 5B-b: The Law of the Heart and the Frenzy of Self-conceit Foon
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Play 22 Chapter 5B-c: Virtue and the Course of the World Foon
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Play 23 Chapter 5C: Individuality, which takes Itself to be Real in and for Itself Foon
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Play 24 Chapter 5C-a: Society as a Herd of Individuals: Deceit: "Actual Fact" Foon
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Play 25 Chapter 5C-b: Reason as Lawgiver Foon
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Play 26 Chapter 5C-c: Reason as Testing Laws Foon
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