Hegel on the Soul

A Speculative Anthropology

  • Authors
  • Murray Greene

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Introductory: Knowledge and Self-Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Murray Greene
      Pages 3-22
    3. Murray Greene
      Pages 23-37
    4. Murray Greene
      Pages 38-56
  3. Spirit as Soul: The Science of Anthropology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Murray Greene
      Pages 59-102
    3. Murray Greene
      Pages 103-140
    4. Murray Greene
      Pages 141-156
  4. Appendix on the Notion of Consciousness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Murray Greene
      Pages 159-170

About this book


The present study seeks to treat in depth a relatively restricted portion of Hegel's thought but one that has not yet received intensive treatment by Hegel scholars in English. In the Hegelian system of philosophical sciences, the Anthropology directly follows the Philosophy of Nature and forms the first of the three sciences of Subjective Spirit: 1 Anthropo­ logy, Phenomenology, and Psychology. The section on Subjective Spirit is then followed by sections on Objective Spirit and Absolute Spirit. The three sections together comprise the Philosophy of Spirit (Philosophie des Geistes 2), which constitutes the third and concluding main division of Hegel's total system as presented in the Encyclopedia of Philosophic Sciences in Outline. a Hegel intended to write a separate full-scale work on the philosophy of Subjective Spirit as he had done on Objective Spirit (the Philosophy of Right), but died before he could do so. · Thus the focus of our study is quite concentrated. Its relatively narrow scope within the vast compass of the Hegelian system may be justified, 1 Iring Fetscher (HegeUt Lehre vom Menschen, Stuttgart, 1970, p. 11) notes the lack of a modem commentary to Hegel's Encyclopedia, and in particular to the section on Subjective Spirit. Brief accounts of this section in English may be found in: Hugh A. Reyburn, The Ethical Theory of Hegel (Oxford, 1921), Chapter V; and O. R. O. Mure, A Study of Hegers Logic (Oxford, 1950), pp. 2-22.


Geist Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel Hegel anthropology logic philosophy

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-1325-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2828-8
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