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Week 7: Hegel – World History

 

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The parts of the text that are not italicized are based on notes of Hegel’s students. These parts of the text, then, are not as reliable as Hegel’s own writings. 935 more words

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Week 6: Hegel – Concept of Philosophy

 

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  1. By der Begriff, or ‘the concept’, Hegel here means that philosophy is not just a specific form of culture, but rather a form of culture in which that culture explicitly understands itself (i.e.
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Week 5: Fichte

 

Fichte considers the systematicity and soundness of every science to stem from the fact that it has one completely certain proposition: a ‘first principle’.  By ‘science of science as such’ (§ 1) or ‘doctrine of science’ ( 1,018 more words

Week 3: Kant – Prolegomena II (Potential Metaphysics)

Week 3: Kant – Prolegomena II

 

  1. (§ 15). Kant states that universal natural science contains a priori basic principles, including the principles ‘substance remains and persists’ and ‘everything that happens is always determined previously by a cause according to constant laws.’ What is the discipline that explicitly reflects on such principles?
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Introduction to the Epigraph of John Green's TATWD

Man can do what he wills, but he cannot will what he wills.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

As is the case with many German philosophers, a first reading of the quote will sound profoundly intellectual, deeply philosophical… and utterly unintelligible.

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Schelling, "The Nature of Philosophy as a Science"

This will be our reading for Saturday, September 23.  You can find the location and time at our meetup.com page.

1. This essay by FJW Schelling is an attempt to explain, or perhaps create, an underlying unity of all philosophies.   3,745 more words

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