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Life and Mind in Hegel’s Logic and Subjective Spirit

Ng, Karen (2018) 'Life and Mind in Hegel’s Logic and Subjective Spirit.' Hegel Bulletin, 39 (01). 23 - 44. ISSN 2051-5367

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This paper aims to understand Hegel’s claim in the introduction to his <jats:italic>Philosophy of Mind</jats:italic> that mind is an actualization of the Idea and argues that this claim provides us with a novel and defensible way of understanding Hegel’s naturalism. I suggest that Hegel’s approach to naturalism should be understood as ‘formal’, and argue that Hegel’s <jats:italic>Logic</jats:italic>, particularly the section on the ‘Idea’, provides us with a method for this approach. In the first part of the paper, I present an interpretation of Hegel’s method in which life plays a central role. In the second part of the paper, I develop Hegel’s method by providing a reading of Hegel’s Subjective Spirit, focusing on the sections ‘Anthropology’ and ‘Phenomenology’ in particular, arguing that they display the dialectic between life and cognition outlined by Hegel’s Idea.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 15:28
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 00:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2434

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