Michaelmas Term 2019, at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

This website provides information for an ongoing reading group on Hegel's philosophy at the University of Oxford as well as information about a workshop series which has covered Hegel's Logic, Hegel's Psychology and the link between Logic and System so far.

The reading group is continuing in Michaelmas term 2019 at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford / Radcliffe Observatory Quarter on Woodstock Road.

Day and time of the meetings tbc but likely starting at 6.30pm.

We shall continue reading the Jena Phenomenology (1807), from §347 on (The actualisation of rational self-consciousness through itself).

The seminar has an informal character and we tend to read the text during the sessions. It will be hosted by Dr Susanne Herrmann-Sinai. Non-philosophers and beginners in Hegel's philosophy are welcome to join at this juncture, but should get in touch prior to that.

We alternate between the German text and the following translations:
- Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, transl. by A.V. Miller, Oxford: OUP 1977
- The Phenomenology of Spirit, transl. by M. Inwood, Oxford: OUP 2018
- The Phenomenology of Spirit, transl. by T. Pinkard, Cambridge: CUP 2018

For a full reading list and bibliography, please contact:

susanne.herrmann-sinai(at)philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

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Weekly program Michaelmas 2019


Week 1 – Introduction and review of reading so far
Week 2 – The actualisation of rational self-consciousness §§ 347–359
Week 3 – The actualisation of rational self-consciousness §§ 347–359
Week 4 – Pleasure and necessity §§ 360–366
Week 5 – The law of the heart and the frenzy of self-conceit §§ 367–380
Week 6 – The law of the heart and the frenzy of self-conceit §§ 367–380
Week 7 – Virtue and the course of the world §§ 381–393
Week 8 – Virtue and the course of the world §§ 381–393

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During Hilary 2019 we covered §§ 298 to 346

Week 2 – 24 January 2019
Week 3 – 31 January 2019
Week 4 – 7 February 2019
Week 5 – 14 February 2019
Week 6 – 21 February 2019
Week 7 – 28 February 2019
Week 8 – 7 March 2019

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Weekly dates and program for Trinity 2018

Week 1 – 26 April 2018 + + + no reading group + + +
Week 2 – 3 May 2018 V Reason - Introductory Section
Week 3 – 10 May 2018 V Reason - Observing Reason
Week 4 – 17 May 2018 V Reason - Observing Nature I
Week 5 – 24 May 2018 V Reason - Observing Nature II
Week 6 – 31 May 2018 V Reason - Observing Self-Consciousness
Week 7 – 7 June 2018 V Reason - Observing Self-Consciousness and Actuality
Week 8 – 14 June 2018 Review term's readings

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Weekly dates and program for Hilary 2018

Week 1 – 18 January 2018 IV Self-consciousness A: Master & Slave
Week 2 – 25 January 2018 IV Self-consciousness secondary literature
Week 3 – 1 February 2018 IV Self-consciousness B: Stoicism, Scepticism and Unhappy Consciousness
Week 4 – 8 February 2018 V Reason A: Observing Reason §§ 231ff.
+ + + Week 5 – 15 February 2018 no reading group + + +
Week 6 – 22 February 2018 V Reason B: Actualisation
Week 7 – 1 March 2018 V Reason C: Individuality
Week 8 – 8 March 2018 Review term's readings

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Weekly dates and program for Michaelmas 2017

Week 1 – 12 October 2017 §§ 1-72
Week 2 – 19 October 2017 §§ 73-89
Week 3 – 26 October 2017 §§ 90-110
Week 4 – 2 November 2017 §§ 111-131
Week 5 – 9 November 2017 §§ 132-165
Week 6 – 16 November 2017 §§ 166-196
Week 7 – 30 November Review term's readings

Weekly dates and program for Trinity Term 2017

Week 1 – 27 April 2017 5-7pm Meeting Room 4
‘(β) Recognizant Self-Consciousness’ from Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind (§§430-435)
Week 2 – 4 May 2017 5-7pm Meeting Room 4
‘(γ) Universal Self-Consciousness’ (§§436-437)
Week 3 – 11 May 2017 5-7pm Meeting Room 4
‘(c) Reason’ (§§438-439)
Week 4 – 18 May 2017 5-7pm Meeting Room 4
‘The System of Needs’ from Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (§§ 189-200) (David Merrill)
Week 5 – 25 May 2017 5-7pm Meeting Room 4
‘Hegel's account of intersubjectivity and mental illness: Why is derangement no longer mentioned in the Encyclopaedia's Phenomenology?’ (Daniel Tkatch)
Week 6 – 1 June 2017 5-7pm Meeting Room 4
tbc
Week 7 – 8 June 2017 5-7pm Meeting Room 4
'Second Position of Thought Toward Objectivity’ from the ‘Preliminary Conception’ of Hegel’s Encyclopedia Logic (§§37-44, pp. 78-89) (Gene Flenady)
Week 8 – 15 June 2017 5-7pm Meeting Room 4
tbc

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Weekly program for the reading in Hilary Term 2017

Week 1 – 16 January 2017 – Lecture Room. General Introduction
Week 2 – 23 January 2017 – Lecture Room. Introduction Phenomenology: §§ 413–417
Week 3 – 30 January 2017 – Lecture Room. Consciousness: §§ 418–419
Week 4 – 6 February 2017 – Lecture Room. Perception §§ 420–421
Week 5 – 13 February 2017 – Lecture Room. Understanding/Intellect §§ 422–423
Week 6 – 20 February 2017 – Lecture Room. Self-Consciousness §§ 424–425
Week 7 – 27 February 2017 – Lecture Room. Desire §§ 426–429
Week 8 – 8 March 2017 at 10am. Recognizant Self-consciousness §§ 430ff.

Available translations of Hegel's Phenomenology (§§ 413–439) are to be found in:

– Philosophy of Mind. Being Part Three of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences (1830), Together with the Zusätze. Edited by Michael J. Inwood. Translated by William Wallace and Arnold V. Miller with Revisions and Commentary by Michael J. Inwood. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 2007.

– Philosophy of Mind: Translated from the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences. Translated by William Wallace. New York: Cosimo Classics. 2008.

– Philosophy of Mind: Being Part Three of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences (1830), Together with the Zusätze. Translated by William Wallace and Arnold V. Miller. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1971.

– Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit: Being §§ 377–482 of Part Three of The Encyclopaedia of Philosophical Sciences (1830) with Zusätze and Including Two Fragments; ‘A Fragment on the Philosophy of Spirit (1822/5)’ and ‘The Phenomenology of Spirit (Summer Term, 1825)’. 3 vols. Translated by Michael J. Petry. Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishing Company. 1978.

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