Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit 2

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Hegel's Phenomenol of Spirit 2
Spring 2023
Taught By: Berker Basmaci, Jay Bernstein, and Agnese Di Riccio
Section: A

CRN: 13346

Credits: 3

In the second half of this year-long study of Hegel's pivotal early work our focus will be onthe chapter on "Spirit." In it Hegel proposes that reflectiveself-understanding of ourselves as modern, self-determining subjects is ahistorical accomplishment, and hence that philosophical self-consciousness isnecessarily historically mediated. Central to his argument is his account ofthe Greek world represented in Sophocles' Antigone(against which a variety of feminist critiques have been lodged); the French Revolution and the Terror; the critique of the moral philosophies of Kant and Fichte (against which a variety of Kantian counters have been lodged). Thecourse will then turn to Hegel's account of "Religion," which raisesthe question of whether Hegel's system is merely a philosophical interpretationof Christian revelation or an atheistic system whose core ideals are merelyanticipated by Christianity. Finally, we shall study Hegel's account of"Absolute Knowing" (his ultimate defense of idealism againstepistemological realism), and his conception of philosophy as"speculative" writing in the "Preface." Consideration ofcontemporary accounts of Hegel's idealism by Pippin, Brandom, and others willbe a leitmotif of our reflections.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 40

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:42am EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1107
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023