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Hegel: The Phenomenology of Mind

Hegel and Napoelon in Jena. Harper's Magazine, via Wikisource.

The Phenomenology of Mind or Phenomenology of Spirit (German: Phänomenologie des Geistes),  originally published in 1807, was the first major philosophical work by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and still the most influential.

Like much of Hegel's writing, it is notoriously difficult, but can be described as an account of the necessary steps in the development of thought. It's description of the relationship between self and other is significant for establishing the irreducibly social nature of consciousness.

The Phenomenology of Mind at online books stores

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Free online texts


Internet Archive: The Phenomenology of Mind, Vol 1 | Vol 2, translated by J. B. Baillie. EPUB, MOBI, TXT and PDF formats.

Marxists Internet Archive: Hegel's Phenomenology of Mind, translated by Terry Pinkard.

University of Adelaide/Internet Archive: The Phenomenology of Mind, translated by J.B. Baillie. EPUB, HTML and MOBI formats.

Wikisource: The Phenomenology of Mind, translated by James Black Baillie. Currently introduction only. HTML and other formats.

German texts

Deutsches Textarchiv: Die Phänomenologie des Geistes. HTML, Text, XML formats.

Gutenberg: Phänomenologie des Geistes. EPUB, HTML, MOBI and PDF  formats.

Internet Archive: System der Wissenschaft - Erster Theil, die Phänomenologie des Geistes. EPUB, MOBI, PDF and TXT formats.

Other Resources

The Bernstein Tapes: Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, recorded lectures by J.M. Bernstein.

Librivox: The Phenomenology of Mind - public domain audiobook.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

Wikipedia: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - The Phenomenology of Spirit

YouTube: Half Hour Hegel - The Complete Phenomenology of Spirit, by Gregory B. Sadler. 

Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason - Philosophers still debate whether Hegel's approach is consistent with Kant, a return to pre-Kantian metaphysics, or an attempt to strike out in a different direction.

Sophocles: Antigone - considered by Hegel as reflecting a contradiction between familial and political life that cannot be overcome within the limits of pagan classical thought.


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