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Hegel’s Image of Phenomenology

  • H. S. Harris
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Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 95)

Abstract

At the beginning of his commentary on Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, Howard Kainz poses an interesting question: “What,” he asks, “is the literary form of the ‘Phenomenology’”? But, although his consideration of the question produces some interesting comparisons, and quite a few incidental insights, he is not able to give a direct answer that is informative. “We conclude tentatively … that this work is completely unique in the annals of philosophy.”1

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Literary Form Paradise Lost Beginning Reader Philosophic Science Absolute Knowledge 
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References

  1. 1.
    Howard Kainz, ed., Hegel’s Phenomenology, Part I: Analysis and Commentary (University, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 1976), p. 6. Kainz’ entire discussion occupies pp. 5-9.Google Scholar
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    Kainz found it in Helmut Rehder’s essay “The Significance of Hegel’s Phenomenology for Literary Criticism,” in A Hegel Symposium, ed. Don Carlos Travis (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1962), p. 133. We may remember that Croce, speaking not just of the Phenomenology but of the system as a whole, called Hegel a “poet of philosophy” in What Is Living and What Is Dead of the Philosophy of Hegel, transl. Douglas Ainslie (London: Macmillan and Co., 1915).Google Scholar
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    Jean Hyppolite, Genèse et Structure, I, 14, transi. Samuel Cherniak and John Heckman (Evanston, 111.: Northwestern University Press, 1974), p. 8. Hyppolite does not give a direct reference to Fichte, but refers us to Guéroult’s Evolution et structure de la doctrine de la science de Fichte, I, 225. I suspect that Hyppolite did not look at the relevant section of Fichte himself.Google Scholar

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/Lancaster 1984

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  • H. S. Harris
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  1. 1.TorontoCanada

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