History and Truth in Hegel's Phenomenology
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History and Truth in Hegel’s Phenomenology

Third Edition
Merold Westphal
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Format: paper 256 pages
5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-253-21221-4
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1998
“This fairly small book must take its place as the best introductory study of Hegel’s Phenomenology available.” —Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

“Westphal’s book is a comprehensive guide to the argument of the entire phenomenology. . . . will repay close study by serious undergraduate and graduate students of philosophy.” —Choice

This detailed interpretation of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit seeks to show that the unity of this classic work may be found in the integration of its transcendental and sociological-historical themes.

Author Bio

Merold Westphal is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is author of God, Guilt, and Death: An Existential Phenomenology of Religion and Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism and is coeditor (with Martin J. Matustikegaard in Post/Modernity.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Guide to Footnotes
1. The Task of the Phenomenology: A) The Introduction
2. The Task of the Phenomenology: B) The Preface
3. The Knowledge of Nature: A)Sense Perception
4. The Knowledge of Nature: B) Natural Science
5. The Concept of Spirit
6. The Career of Spirit
7. Religion
8. Absolute Knowledge