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11. The Owl of Minerva: Volume > 44 > Issue: 1/2
Gregory S. Moss, Richard Dien Winfield. Hegel’s Science of Logic: A Critical Rethinking in Thirty Lectures
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12. The Owl of Minerva: Volume > 44 > Issue: 1/2
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15. The Owl of Minerva: Volume > 43 > Issue: 1/2
Ioannis D. Trisokkas, Hegel on the Particular in the Science of Logic
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Hegel begins the third main part of the Science of Logic, the “logic of the concept,” with the dialectic of universality. This dialectic, however, proves to be insufficient for the exposition of the fundamental structure of being-as-concept, because it is dominated by the perspective of self-identity. For this reason speculative logic develops a dialectic of particularity whose domain is dominated by the perspective of difference. While the dialectic of universality made explicit the meaning of the proposition-of-reason being-as-concept is universal, the dialectic of particularity aspires to make explicit the meaning of the conflicting proposition-of-reason being-as-concept is particular. The present paper attempts a detailed reconstruction of this dialectic and thereby a disclosure of the meaning of the onto-logical claim that being-as-concept is particular. It is first shown how Hegel’s account of the particular relates to the expression of a totality of particulars. Next it is argued that the speculative notion of the particular is extremely complex and that this complexity can be decoded by means of four dimensions. Third, it is explained how abstraction comes to be regarded by Hegel as the essence of the particular. I end the paper by discussing how the collapse of the dialectic of particularity gives rise to the category of the individual and its peculiar dialectic.
16. The Owl of Minerva: Volume > 43 > Issue: 1/2
Timothy Brownlee, Conscience and Religion in Hegel's Later Political Philosophy
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In recent years, commentators have devoted increasing attention to Hegel’s conception of conscience. Prominent interpreters like Frederick Neuhouser have even argued that many points of contact can be found between Hegel’s conceptions of conscience and moral subjectivity and historical and contemporary liberalism. In this paper, I offer an interpretation of an under-examined 1830 addition to the Philosophy of Spirit concerning the relation between religion and the state which proves particularly resistant to the kind of liberal interpretation of conscience which Neuhouser provides. I assess the significance of Hegel’s argument for the “inseparability” of ethical and religious conscience for liberal interpretations. I conclude by arguing that we can identify a kind of consistency between the Philosophy of Right and the later writings and lectures, but that Hegel’s conception of conscience is incompatible with contemporary political liberalism.
17. The Owl of Minerva: Volume > 43 > Issue: 1/2
Lucia Staiano-Daniels, Illuminated Darkness: Hegel's Brief and Unexpected Elevation of Indian Thought in "On the Episode of the Mahabharata known by the name Bhagavad-Gita by Wilhelm von Humboldt"
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Hegel’s view of India is famously negative, and postcolonial scholarship has been largely dominated by a view of Hegel as little more than a chauvinist. This paper argues that this interpretation is one-sided and overly simplistic. Most approaches to Hegel on India focus on the well-known lectures on the philosophy of history, imposing an overly teleological reading upon Hegel’s view of cultural difference. In contrast, I demonstrate the ambiguity of Hegel’s conception of India through a close reading of Hegel’s little-known essay on the Bhagavad-Gītā (Über die unter dem Namen Bhagavad-Gita bekannte Episode des Mahabharata von Wilhelm von Humboldt). Hegel believed that the Bhagavad-Gītā was India’s paradigmatic text, and he used this essay as a platform for discussing Indian thought in general. In distinction to Bradley Herling’s interpretation of the Gītā essay, I contend that here Hegel has an unexpectedly positive view of Indian thought, but only insofar as it appears to reflect his own.
book discussion: hegel's conscience, by dean moyar
18. The Owl of Minerva: Volume > 43 > Issue: 1/2
Dean Moyar, Summary of "Hegel's Conscience"
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In this summary I introduce the interpretive framework for Hegel's Conscience and then provide an overview of the book’s six chapters.
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Jason J. Howard, Translating Convictions into a Clear Conscience: Some Thoughts on Dean Moyar's "Hegel's Conscience"
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Although many scholars have recognized the pivotal importance that the notion of conscience plays in Hegel’s thought, much of the scholarship surrounding this notion has remained piecemeal. Dean Moyar’s book Hegel’s Conscience breaks new ground on this subject in offering a comprehensive analysis of the indispensable role that conscience plays in Hegel’s philosophy, demonstrating not only its foundational place for Hegel’s approach to ethics, but also the contemporary relevancy of Hegel’s account for understanding the performative character of practical reason. Despite the novelty and intellectual rigor of Moyar’s position, my essay “Translating Convictions into a Clear Conscience” argues that in confining his approach to a “cognitivist” interpretation of conscience, Moyar ends up neglecting the richness and existential depth of Hegel’s discussion. And so although Moyar’s interpretation is clear, succinct, and plausible, it accomplishes this by overlooking much of Hegel’s original phenomenological fidelity to the actual experience of conscience.
20. The Owl of Minerva: Volume > 43 > Issue: 1/2
Allen Speight, Conscientious Agency and the Life of Modernity: Comments on Dean Moyar, "Hegel's Conscience"
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Dean Moyar’s Hegel’s Conscience represents a set of achievements that I discuss in three sections: (1) the meaning of conscience in everyday moral discourse, (2) the interpretation of Hegel’s treatment of conscience, and (3) the importance of Hegel’s view of conscience for contemporary ethical/political discussion.