Hegel's Philosophy of Nature: Being Part Two of the Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences (1830), Translated from Nicolin and Pöggeler's Edition (1959), and from the Zusätze in Michelet's Text (1847), Part 2
This is a much-needed reissue of the standard English translation of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature, originally published in 1970. The Philosophy of Nature is the second part of Hegel's Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, all of which is now available in English from OUP (Part I being his Logic, Part III being his Philosophy of Mind).
Hegel's aim in this work is to interpret the varied phenomena of Nature from the standpoint of a dialectical logic. Those who still think of Hegel as a merely a priori philosopher will here find abundant evidence that he was keenly interested in and very well informed about empirical science. The Philosophy of Nature is integral to his philosophical system and deserves the most serious attention. Students and scholars of Hegel and the history of European philosophy will welcome the availability of this important text, which also includes a translation of Hegel's Zusatze or lecture notes.
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INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF
SECTION ONE MECHANICS 25371
B MATTER AND MOTION FINITE MECHANICS 262
SECTION TWO PHYSICS 272336
PHYSICS OF THE PARTICULAR INDIVIDUALITY 2QO
PHYSICS OF THE TOTAL INDIVIDUALITY 308
Properties of the Opposition Smell as particularized Airi
absolute abstract acid activity animal appears asunderness become being-for-self belongs blood brittle centre centrifugal force chemical elements chemical process cohesion colour concrete connection contingent crystal dark determination developed difference differentiated digestion diremption disease distinct earth electricity element existence external fall finite fire force formation genus Goethe heat Hegel hydrogen Idea ideality identity immanent immediate independent indifferent indivi individual body infinite inner inorganic light living magnetism manifestation material matter mechanical merely metals middle term moments monocotyledons movement negation negative nerves neutral non-organic nature Notion object opposition organism outer oxidation oxygen particular Philosophy of Nature physical pistil plant pole posited present principle produced pure regard relation relationship schist seed self-externality self-subsistent separate shape side simple singularity solar system space spatial specific gravity sphere spiral vessels Spirit sublated substance surface syllogism things tion totality transparent Treviranus unity universal vibration whole Zusatz