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Discuss Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, Sec. 788-808, first 15 pages of preface

  • Famiglia Pizzaria

    757 Broadway, corner of 8th Street, New York, NY (map)

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  • Very sorry for the inconvenience. Please note we forward this meeting to tommorrow, the 17th/I had trouble with the authomatic date function on the website and posted a week later that the meeting needs to be held.
  • Note from Zach our previous leader: 

    It's so amazing that you guys are finishing the *Phenomenology*. I do wish that I'd been able to participate to the end. There is so much written about the Preface that secondary literature could be a bit of a maze with plenty of dead ends. A few things come to mind here:

    1. YOU GUYS are the most prepared to read and discuss the Preface since you have now read the body of the text in its entirety.

    2. This may be a good time to revisit the Heidegger lecture on the Phenomenology.

    3. Slovaj Zizek, as random and challenging as he is at times, is truly a brilliant Hegel scholar. It may be worth looking at relevant sections of *Less Than Nothing* or specific YouTube clips where he is addressing the preface  I've found that his talks at the European Graduate School are the most "scholarly" in that they are prepared more for EGS students and faculty andless for his popular audience

    I hope that helps!

    One more thing that may be of interest:

    I've taken a couple of courses with these folks and they're pretty good. I
    would even say that the cost is an insanely good value, especially when the
    courses are held at the Goethe Institut as this one is.


    We move the meeting ahead one week and look forward to an examination of the Introduction and Preface as they were written from a somewhat different perspective than the body of the work. Please consider what books relevant to these that you might like to suggest.

    We hope to debate forward movement on the Preface at this meeting.

    Please review Hegel glossary at

    Please note the link for Kojeve shown here worked As of February 10, 2015.

    We are accommodating members who are joining late with reviews as needed of previous material .

    We should refer as always to the appropriate Bernstein tapes. Finally, in the Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit by Alexandre Kojève, Raymond Queneau, Allan Bloom and James H. Nichols (Oct 31, 1980) we should read Chapter 5.

    Note new resource:

    Kojeve available used on Amazon for $9.94 plus shipping or free online PDF at:

    Included here for review is the glossary available online:

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    I am a longtime New York resident who came at eighteen from a a small town to go to art school... more

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    Came back to philosophy over 9 years @ the New School Lifelong Learning program. ... more

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