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    Glenn Alexander Magee
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Hegel, one of the most important and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Students will discover a wealth of useful information and analysis. A-Z entries include clear definitions of key terms used in Hegel's writings and detailed synopses of his major works

Items related to The Hegel Dictionary (Continuum Philosophy Dictionaries). Glenn Alexander Magee is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the . Post Campus of Long Island University, in the United States

Items related to The Hegel Dictionary (Continuum Philosophy Dictionaries). Magee, Glenn Alexander The Hegel Dictionary (Continuum Philosophy Dictionaries). ISBN 13: 9781847065919. The Hegel Dictionary (Continuum Philosophy Dictionaries). Post Campus of Long Island University, in the United States.

Author Glenn Alexander Magee . Year of production 2010. Book Нехудожественная литература Общественные и гуманитарные науки Учебная литература Студентам и аспирантам Философия Основы философии. Hegel, one of the most important and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy.

The Hegel Dictionary - Continuum Philosophy Dictionaries (Paperback). Glenn Alexander Magee (author). A-Z entries include clear definitions of key terms used in Hegel's writings and detailed synopses of his major works. The Dictionary" also includes entries on Hegel's philosophical influences, such as Kant, Fichte, and Schelling, and those he influenced, including Marx.

Glenn Alexander Magee is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the . I found this book to be a valuable complementary resource for an understanding of Hegel’s writings and lectures. Magee is able to clearly express and elucidate many difficult and obscure concepts in Hegel’s philosophy.

Glenn Alexander Magee. Chairman, Department of PhilosophyProfessor of Philosophy. In early 2011 my book "The Hegel Dictionary" was published by Continuum. It is a lexicon of Hegelian terminology aimed at undergraduate philosophy majors. George Mason UniversityM. If there is a unifying theme to my scholarship and my teaching, it is this: I am interested in the relationship of philosophy to "the irrational.

The Hegel Dictionary is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of G.W.F. Hegel, one of the most important and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book provides a firm grounding in the central themes of Hegel's thought. Students will discover a wealth of useful information and analysis. A-Z entries include clear definitions of key terms used in Hegel's writings and detailed synopses of his major works. The Dictionary also includes entries on Hegel's philosophical influences, such as Kant, Fichte, and Schelling, and those he influenced, including Marx. It covers everything that is essential to a sound understanding of Hegel's philosophy, offering clear and accessible explanations of often complex terminology. The Hegel Dictionary is the ideal resource for anyone reading or studying Hegel or Modern European Philosophy more generally.

Cordann
I found this book to be a valuable complementary resource for an understanding of Hegel’s writings and lectures. Magee is able to clearly express and elucidate many difficult and obscure concepts in Hegel’s philosophy. The topics are presented in alphabetical order and are referenced at the end of each section to similar concepts covered elsewhere in the dictionary

Magee uses many examples not only explaining Hegel’s terminology but the potential problems encountered with Hegel’s meaning. An example of note is under “cunning of reason (die List der Vernunft) …for Hegel, history has a knowable pattern and moves toward an end result: the achievement by human beings of self-awareness, which is simultaneously the achievement of freedom. This process has always been at work in history, though human beings are usually unaware of it. The apparent difficulty with this view, however, is not only that so much that has happened in history seems irrational or accidental, but that the individual historical actors generally have had in view their own personal, selfish ends, not those of the ‘idea’” (67). (Underlining added)

I chose to read this work from beginning to end, but the manner in which it is arranged lends it to be conveniently consulted when studying Hegel’s philosophy. Either way, for those interested in Hegel, it is a worthwhile asset for adding clarity to Hegel’s basic concepts and terminology.
Voodoogore
Absolutely superb! I read it forward to back, like a text. The redundancy, absorbed thereby, helped hit home--eventually--the meaning behind otherwise ethereal complexities. The bibliographic references are worth the price of the book itself. Cheers!

--Oliver Haddo, Professor/Historian
Konetav
Rarely do you find a book that covers a dense topic in a remarkably lucid manner. This is such a book. The book is, as it says it is, a dictionary. It covers *some* terms in Hegelian studies. It does not cover all of them (being around 300 pages). Further, it is aimed at undergraduates, not specialists. With that said, I have found this the most useful introduction to Hegel. One amazon reviewer complained that this book wasn't good because Magee didn't have an entry on "positing." Seriously? The book is quite fine.

Below are some of the highlights.

Overview of Hegel's Thought

“For Hegel human beings are the self-consciousness of existence itself” (Magee 2). Hegel inverts Aristotle’s chain of being. The lower gives way to the higher. The highest form of consciousness will include self-reflection. The goal of the Absolute is to posit enough in order for it to be an "idea of an idea," all previous ideas having been sublated.

Earlier philosophers used absolutum to mean “God,” but god defined as a “coincidence of opposites” (Magee 19). Hegel: when the Absolute is conceived as the transcendent unity of all things (cancellation of differences), it is really an empty concept. The Absolute is the whole.
existence exists in order to achieve consciousness of itself (20). Perpetually gives rise to conditions for it to overcome. The final moment is when self-relatedness is achieved through self-consciousness.

For Hegel universals and particulars are not separate “things.” Nor are universals “in” particulars. Rather, “particulars are within universals” (61). The universal has no reality apart from its concrete realization.

Spirit as self-consciousness has a dual object: the thing out there (given in perception) and itself, which is in opposition to the thing. The subject is moved to transform the object out of the desire to confront itself. When a subject wishes to know itself, it must split into a subjective side (which knows) and an objective side (known). Since we desire total self-reflection, this means transforming the object into a mirror of myself (70). This leads to postmodern violence.

Analysis and Conclusion:

Magee focuses on Hegel's key works (each book given at least a two page treatment), with *most* of the key terms in the book. Key philosophers (Kant, Schelling, Marx) receive substantial treatment.

There is some repetition, but I suppose that can't be help. Magee concludes with a short but useful bibliography.
Nalmetus
At best, this is a "beginners only" dictionary. But it really fails on that count also. The term "positing" is not included (I guess Hegel just didn't use that term right?). The term "notion" says "see concept"; then "concept " says nothing about "notion". And the amazon preview is terrible so you can't weigh your decision to buy. Not recommended at all.