Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to manage your cookie settings. Part 3 discusses the attempt of Oswald Spengler in Decline of the West to determine the meaning or significance of the historical process as a whole, in the criticism of which many themes of the earlier chapters recur. is a task few feel equipped to answer. As an introduction to his own notoriously complex and challenging philosophy, Hegel recommended the sections on phenomenology and psychology from The Philosophy of Spirit, the third part of his Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences. Part 2 analyses the way certain historians have distinguished between causes and other explanatory conditions in disputing A. J. P. Taylor’s account of the origins of the Second World War. TRANSLATOR’S NOTE. Lectures on the History of Philosophy (LHP; German: Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der Philosophie, VGPh, delivered by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 1805-6, 1816-8, 1819, 1820, 1825–6, 1827–8, 1829–30, and 1831, just before he died in November of that year. An English translation of Hegel's introduction to his lectures on the philosophy of history, based directly on the standard German edition by Johannes Hoffmeister, first published in 1955. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Lectures on the Philosophy of History: Complete and Unabridged. of your Kindle email address below. One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. Usage data cannot currently be displayed. The Lectures, the mature fruit of Hegel’s thought, provide many relevant clues. To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure [email protected] In the case of the History of Philosophy, that difficulty is possibly enhanced by the fact that the greater part of the book is put together from the notes of different courses of lectures delivered on the subject at various times. * Views captured on Cambridge Core between #date#. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments. Full text views reflects the number of PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views for chapters in this book. Was Hegel the progenitor of the power-state that unified Germany became? Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, Check if you have access via personal or institutional login, Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, History of Ideas and Intellectual History, Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics, Find out more about sending to your Kindle, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Lectures on the Philosophy of World History Introduction: Reason in History edited by Johannes Hoffmeister, Note on the composition of the text (by Georg Lasson), Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139167567. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Hegel saw the growth of freedom as the purpose behind history, but he also argued that such freedom could not take root and flourish apart from a state able to impose and enforce the rule of law. This question too is one Gaddis explores, in ways that are certain to spark interdisciplinary controversy. Their approaches parallel, in intriguing ways, the new sciences of chaos, complexity, and criticality. In Part 1 of this book, originally published in 1980, the focus is on certain claims of R. G. Collingwood regarding the nature of historical understanding, of Charles Beard about the possibility of an objective reconstruction of the past, and of J. W. N. Watkins concerning the reducibility of what historians say about social events and processes to what could have been said about relevant human individuals.