READING GROUP ON HEGEL'S PHENOMENOLOGY

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 Trinity term 2020 and we shall meet in virtual spaces and connect via skype while we will be in our minds very much at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford / Radcliffe Observatory Quarter on Woodstock Road.

 

We are meeting Thursdays between 7pm and 8.30pm.

 

We shall continue reading the Jena Phenomenology (1807), from §410 on (Individuality chapter).

 

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 and Dr Louise Braddock. 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

 

If you wish to attend the reading group via skype please contact:

 

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

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Last update April 2020

Trinity Term 2020, Thursdays 7pm, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (via Skype)

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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

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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 program Trinity 2020

 

Week 1 - 30 April – Individuality which takes itself to be real §§ 410–418

Week 2 - 7 May – Individuality §§ 419–428 Reason as law giving I

Week 3 - 14 May – Individuality §§ 419–428 Reason as law giving II

Week 4 - 21 May – Individuality §§ 419–428 Reason as law giving III

Week 5 - 28 May – Individuality §§ 429–437 Reason as law testing I

Week 6 - 4 June – Individuality §§ 429–437 Reason as law testing II

Week 7 - 11 June – Spirit §§ 438–443 I

Week 8 - 18 June – Spirit §§ 438–443 II

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During Hilary, Trinity, and Michaelmas we covered §§ 298 to 380

 

During Hilary 2020 we covered §§ 381 to 410