In Reading Hegel's Phenomenology, John Russon uses the theme of reading to clarify the methods, premises, evidence, reasoning, and conclusions developed in Hegel's seminal text. Russon's approach facilitates comparing major sections and movements of the text, and demonstrates that each section of Phenomenology of Spirit stands independently in its focus on the themes of human experience. Along the way, Russon considers the rich relevance of Hegel's philosophy to understanding other key Western philosophers, such as Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, and Derrida. Major themes include language, embodiment, desire, conscience, forgiveness, skepticism, law, ritual, multiculturalism, existentialism, deconstruction, and absolute knowing. An important companion to contemporary Hegel studies, this book will be of interest to all students of Hegel's philosophy.
About the author
John Russon is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph.
The 15 chapters each focus on a section of Hegel's book, making this an excellent resource in a course on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers.
Other titles by John Russon
Politics, Money, and Persuasion
Democracy and Opinion in Plato's Republic
Sites of Exposure
Art, Politics, and the Nature of Experience
Perception and its Development in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology
Hegel and the Tradition
Essays in Honour of H.S. Harris
Force and Truth in Politics