In Part II of the Philosophy of History, Hegel discusses "The Greek World" -- Greek culture from top to bottom, and ancient Greek history from beginning to end.
This part of the book is an empirical or historical demonstration of the theory he sketched out in his Introduction. For Hegel, the Greek world was the beginning of History as the unfolding of Spirit or the Idea or Freedom through time. The reading is not only philosophically challenging, but also quite moving in places.
The PDF is available on this site under "More", then "Files". It is titled "Hegel, PoH, Parts II, III and IV". The reading for May is page[masked] -- roughly the first half of the PDF. The rest is for June.
Please come and sit in on our discussion even if you don't finish the reading. The experience will give you a good sense of what the group is all about. Hope to see you there.
And, if you have time, plan on joining us for dinner afterwards.
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