Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Pinkard, Terry. Hegel: A Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 780 p.

Provides a biographical and critical study that attempts to clear up misconceptions of Hegel's life and philosophy.


Bernasconi, Robert. “With What Must the Philosophy of World History Begin? On the Racial Basis of Hegel's Eurocentrism.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 22, no. 2 (2000): 171-202.

Examines Hegel's treatment of non-Western cultures in his Philosophy of History.

Bozzetti, Mauro. “Hegel on Trial: Adorno's Critique of Philosophical Systems.” In Adorno: A Critical Reader, edited by Nigel Gibson and Andrew Rubin, pp. 292-311. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2002.

Assesses Theodor Adorno's criticism of Hegel's thought, particularly his views on Hegel's doctrine of the world-spirit and its command over world history.

Breazeale, Daniel. “The Hegel-Nietzsche Problem.” Nietzsche-Studien 4 (1975): 146-64.

Attempts to reconcile the seeming differences between Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Clifford, Michael. “Hegel and Foucault: Toward a History without Man.” CLIO 29, no. 1 (fall 1999): 1-22.

Examines the connection between Hegel's view of history and the theories of Michel Foucault.

Corngold, Stanley. “Some Theoretical and Historical Complications in Hegel's Aesthetics of Comedy.” In After Poststructuralism: Writing the Intellectual History of Theory, edited by Tilottama Rajan and Michael J. O'Driscoll, pp. 25-42. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.

Explores Hegel's theory of comedy.

Flavour, Fivel. “Hegel's Eudaemonia.” CLIO 29, no. 2 (winter 2000): 193-209.

Examines the stage of the “unhappy consciousness” presented in The Phenomenology of Spirit.

Friedrich, Carl J. Introduction to The Philosophy of Hegel, edited by Carl J. Friedrich, pp. xiii-lxiv. New York: The Modern Library, 1953.

Provides an overview of Hegel's work that provides insight into how his thought was perceived in the mid-twentieth century.

Hulbert, James. “Diderot in the Text of Hegel: A Question of Intertextuality.” Studies in Romanticism 22, no. 2 (summer 1983): 267-91.

Considers the scholarly conception of the relationship between Hegel and Denis Diderot, questioning the notion that Hegel is the dominant figure of the two.

Jonkers, Peter. “Hegel's Idealism as a Critique of Deconstructive Philosophy.” Hegel-Jahrbuch (2000): 190-95.

Examines whether Hegel's idealism offers an alternative approach to Jacques Derrida's deconstructive philosophy.

Kain, Philip J. “The Structure and Method of Hegel's Phenomenology.CLIO 27, no. 4 (summer 1998): 593-614.

Offers an alternative view of the organization of The Phenomenology of Spirit.

Knox, T. M. “Hegel as a Stylist.” German Life and Letters 31, no. 1 (October 1977): 53-7.

Responds to accusations that Hegel's writing is vague and obscure.

Lauer, Quentin. A Reading of Hegel's Phenomenology of the Spirit. New York: Fordham University Press, 1976, 303 p.

Provides close analysis of The Phenomenology of Spirit and clarifies Hegel's more abstruse points. Lauer explains the philosopher's use of language and grammar, and seeks to understand his basic ideas and arguments.

———. Essays in Hegelian Dialectic. New York: Fordham University Press, 1977, 208 p.

Collects essays treating a wide range of issues in Hegel's philosophy, including history, religion, and social change.

Paolucci, Anne, and Henry Paolucci. “Introduction.” In Hegel On Tragedy, edited by Anne and Henry Paolucci, pp. 1-26. New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday & Company, 1962.

Discusses Hegel's writings on drama, focusing especially on his view of tragedy.

Schulte, Christoph. “Hegel's Contempt or the Importance of Being Earnest in Moral Philosophy.” In Commitment in Reflection: Essays in Literature and Moral Philosophy, edited by Leona Toker, pp. 25-44. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994.

Considers Hegel's views on morality and seeks to clarify his much-discussed remark about irony being the greatest evil.

Steinkraus, Warren E., ed. New Studies in Hegel's Philosophy. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1971, 288 p.

Collects essays discussing Hegel's views on a wide variety of topics, including the relationship of his work to that of other thinkers.

Stewart, Jon. “Editor's Introduction.” In Miscellaneous Writings of G. W. F. Hegel, edited by Jon Stewart, pp. ix-xxxiii. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2002.

Outlines Hegel's life and philosophical career in order to contextualize some of his lesser-known texts.

Taylor, Charles. Hegel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975, 580 p.

Provides a detailed exposition of Hegel's major works and philosophical ideas.

Additional coverage of Hegel's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 90; Literature Resource Center; Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 46; and Twayne's World Authors.

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