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Hegel & History

G.W.F. Hegel: An Introduction

G.W.F. Hegel: An Introduction

Matt Qvortrup observes the watcher of the world spirit.

Hegel’s Understanding of History

Hegel’s Understanding of History

Jack Fox-Williams outlines the basics of how history works for Hegel.

Hegel, ‘The Father of Art History’?

Hegel, ‘The Father of Art History’?

Michael Squire scrutinises Hegel’s historical ideas about aesthetics.

Kant, Conflict & Universal History

Kant, Conflict & Universal History

Terrence Thomson asks what Kant’s concept of history can teach us.

Regulars

The Biggest Picture
News: October/November 2020

News: October/November 2020

Ethicists shadow vaccine research • David Hume gets cancelled • Philosopher tackles Tour de France — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Taking Our Vulnerability To Heart

Taking Our Vulnerability To Heart

Lindsay Kelland says the precariousness of our lives can teach us core lessons.

Memory & Time

Memory & Time

Marla Morris considers both by philosophically remembering her teacher’s lectures, and his torn, yellowed lecture notes.

Drugs & Harm

Drugs & Harm

Frederik Kaufman analyses the illegality of drugs.

Comico, Ergo Sum

“Comico, Ergo Sum”

Nathaniel Goldberg & Chris Gavaler say philosophers should read Descartoons.

Bernard Stiegler (1952-2020)

Bernard Stiegler (1952-2020)

Matt Bluemink remembers the philosopher of memory.

Mary Midgley (1919-2018)

Mary Midgley (1919-2018)

Nat Dyer looks at the humanity of a philosopher who tried to make philosophy more human.

Columns

Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Come Together

Philosophy Then: Come Together

Peter Adamson on agreement in philosophy.

Bear-Faced in Bombay

Street Philosopher: Bear-Faced in Bombay

Seán Moran philosophically ponders plumptiousness.

The Mystery of Freedom

Tallis in Wonderland: The Mystery of Freedom

Raymond Tallis thinks up some possibilities to explain free will.

Reviews

Doing Valuable Time by Cheshire Calhoun

Doing Valuable Time by Cheshire Calhoun

James Wakefield finds out that meaning need not be monumental.

Enduring Time by Lisa Baraitser

Enduring Time by Lisa Baraitser

Amber Edwards explores suspended time.

The Meaning of Travel by Emily Thomas

The Meaning of Travel by Emily Thomas

Stephen Leach discovers the meaning of travel without moving from his desk.

Succession

Succession

Jack Murphy sees society’s morals faltering in a family feud.

Fiction

Hegel’s Last System

Hegel’s Last System

by Peter Lach-Newinsky

Hegel Walks Into A Bar…

Hegel Walks Into A Bar…

James V. Mead overhears Hegel mansplaining #MeToo.

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