What you always wanted to know about Hegel but were afraid to ask

As I’ve said before, if you want to understand Hegel, for goodness sake don’t read what he wrote. You’ve got to find another way in. So I’m pleased to say that Alan Saunders has featured Hegel in his latest two Philosophers’ Zones. I’ve not yet listened to last week’s one, but I did listen to this week’s one – and it was terrific. Check them out. Now!

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John Passant
11 years ago

‘if you want to understand Hegel, for goodness sake don’t read what he wrote.’ Love it!!

Rafe
11 years ago

As was said of Wagner’s music, its not as bad as it sounds:)

James Farrell
James Farrell
11 years ago

I reckon this old interview between Bryan Magee and Peter Singer is a pretty good orientation. Given that he’s so lucid, Singer presumably didn’t read Hegel in the original either.

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