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Why did Kant, Hegel, and Adorno leave some words and phrases in the Greek alphabet?

Alasdair MacIntyre is a 20th/21st century philosopher writing in English. Immanuel Kant was an 18th century philosopher writing in German. G.W.F Hegel was a 19th century philosopher writing in German....
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Why did Hegel hate Newton?

Aside from specific criticisms that Hegel made of Newton his overriding reason was ideological, and he hated not so much Newton as "Newtonianism" which he saw as a motivation for "degrading" of ...
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Why Hegel thinks that A and not-A will entail each other?

Hegel does not talk in terms of formal logic but in terms of material logic in the sense of an epistemology, ie. the logic of things and how they actually are in relation to the subject. As always ...
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How can Hegel call philosophy a science?

I think (and I broadly agree here with Eckart Förster, whose book The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy will be quoted here for reference) that Hegel roughly follows Kant's understanding of science. ...
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Does Hegel appear much in any recent philosphical ideas?

In the analytic world, Hegel is especially unpopular. There's a lot of reasons for this: His robust commitment to metaphysics His writing style His popularity at Oxford during the 19th and early 20th ...
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An sich and Für sich (in itself and for itself)

Sebastian Gardner compiled a Hegel glosssary which is extremely useful if one is looking for concise definitions as a starter. I doubt that you will find many definitions to match your criteria better ...
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Why did Hegel hate Newton?

Hegel's "hate affair" with Newton dated from the early years of Hegel's career : in 1801 Hegel came to Jena with the encouragement of his old friend Schelling. Hegel secured a position at ...
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Does Darwin owe a debt to Hegel?

Darwin I should have thought that Darwin's theory of evolution does not recognise anything like an 'arc of history'; that evolution is not progressive, and that it moves with no purpose (cf. R.Dawkins,...
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Does Darwin owe a debt to Hegel?

The notion of evolution in the sense of different species descending from a common ancestor predates Hegel, Darwin's contribution was the theory of natural selection to explain how the process happens,...
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Hegel facing upto Orwell, in room 101

You're reading the Knox translation. Nisbet (the more recent Cambridge translation) translates as follows It is impossible to break into the inner conviction of human beings; it is inviolable, and ...
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How to study Hegel?

The question is a bit like asking "Where should I go on my first trip to China?" You should go, or start, wherever is easiest and most interesting to you. Whether you read Kojeve, or Hyppolite, or ...
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Can Hegel's theory of logic be formalized?

Hegel's logic has already been formalized by physicist and mathematician Urs Schreiber. However, there are likely only a few dozen people on earth who can understand it due to the formalization being ...
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Do we know whether Hegel's Owl of Minerva is meant to be a present or future reference?

I am not sure how to prove a negative, it is unlikely that we will have it in Hegel's own words that he did not live at the end times. But the idea that Hegel saw his time as "the end of history&...
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According to Hegel, can the master misrecognise himself as the slave?

I think on a basic reading of the text, the master cannot misrecognize himself as the slave. It's important to realize a few things about the passage. Recognition is reflected recognition -- meaning ...
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How do logicians think about Hegel's logic

In a very compressed nutshell, modern logic is concerned with relations of implication, contradiction, independence and the like between propositions and predicates. In contrast Hegel's logic ...
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Why did Hegel consider Kant's definition of marriage crude and shameful?

Hegel didn't think family relationships should be viewed as essentially contractual (that is part of what makes them family, rather than civil-law or financial relationships) and conversely, he didn't ...
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What is the current state of translation of Hegel's Lectures on the History of Philosophy in English?

Background on "Lectures on X" Nearly every "Hegel's lectures on X" faces two issues. First, Hegel lectured on most topics multiple times in versions that were minutely distinct. ...
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What does Hegel think of Descartes' argument in Meditation 4?

Hegel comments negatively on this argument in Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion (vol 1. p. 227) It is frequently said that in his will man is infinite; while in his understanding, his power of ...
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Why is Nietzsche more frequently associated with Nazis than Hegel is?

The actual answer rests with the words of Adolf Hitler himself. Hitler openly declared his hostility against Hegel, and Hitler openly declared that Nietzsche was his favorite philosopher. (See ...
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Understanding Hegel on Free Will (or absence thereof)

Let's work through some things here: I get a second hand understand that Hegel wasn't too keen on the idea of free will. This is basically wrong. Or at least it's butchering things pretty badly on ...
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Questions concerning the Hegelian dialectic

The myth of thesis-antithesis-synthesis " Dialectic" does not for Hegel mean " thesis, antithesis, and synthesis." ... Hermann Glockner's reliable Hegel Lexikon (4 volumes, Stuttgart, 1935) ...
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Was Hegel a Neoplatonist?

The claim that Hegel stands in any line at the start of which is Plotinus looks highly suspect to me. I make just two points. In the first place, Hegel's Absolute or God, or One if one chooses that ...
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Is Hegel's sublation a gateway to Deleuze's Difference and Repetition?

I'll consider that your question is two-fold, one relating to the relationship between Deleuze & Hegel, and secondly, the source of inspiration of Difference & Repetition. With regard to the ...
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Does Darwin owe a debt to Hegel?

The evolutionary biologist (and student of the history of science), Stephen Jay Gould writes in his book Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History, chapter entitled Darwin and Paley Meet ...
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What is the relation between Spirit and Time in Hegel?

The wording in your quote and the wording in the questions are a bit different, but I'll do my best to address both. First I'm going to extend the quoted bit a little and bring the language of one of ...
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Why do some philosophers write in numbered paragraphs?

There's no single answer but the question is an interesting one and merits a reply. If a text is highly analytical, different parts of the argument can be cross-referenced more easily, forwards and ...
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Did Hegel provide any example of history repeating itself?

Are you referring only to the well-know Marx's quote into The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon (1851-52) regarding Hegel, or are you considering Hegel's philosophy of history in general ? ...
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Hegel's bibliography: where to find the 1801 and 1817 Lectures on Logic and Metaphysics? ( English or German version)

1817 lectures PhilPapers translates the title as Lectures on Logic and Metaphysics (from Wyss's announcement of the find in Hegel-Studien). Here is the German edition Vorlesungen über Logik und ...
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What does "mind-independent" mean in Hegel?

TL;DR It hinges at what we understand under "mind" and "independent". Since spirit can only become as instantiated in individual objects apprehended by minds - coming back into ...
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