Hegel's Philosophy of Mind and Will
|Author: ||Murray, Patrick|
The book's introduction provides brief introductions to Hegel's methodology, philosophical system, and concept of Spirit. The book is then divided into 2 parts, the first concerned with Hegel's philosophy of Subjective Spirit, the second with his philosophy of Objective Spirit. It closely follows Hegel's chapters in the Philosophy of Spirit on Anthropology (the Soul), Phenomenology (Consciousness), and Psychology (Mind), which comprise Hegel's treatment of the cognitive ego in Subjective Spirit; and then follows the development of the volitional ego in Objective Spirit, through Hegel's chapters on Abstract Right (concerned with the rights and duties of the Person),Morality (which exposes the emptiness of individualistic morality),and finally Ethical Substance (which makes explicit the ethical character of the family, civil society, and the State.). The conclusion, after a brief recapitulation, focuses upon the relationship between Morality and Ethical Substance, viewing it in terms of limited fulfilled volition, respectively. The principle of Absolute Spirit is also briefly discussed in order to put Subjective and Objective Spirit in their overall developmental context. An appendix containing important passages from Hegel's Logic, a select bibliography, and a full index are provided.