Saturday, November 28, 2015

Video Lectures on the Skepticism Section

We have recently finished the videos working our way though Hegel's brief but illuminating examination of Skepticism - a comportment of consciousness following that of Stoicism.

As with Stoicism, Hegel discusses Skepticism as a philosophical movement in antiquity in greater detail in other works, which I'll hopefully have time to blog about soon.

For the present moment, however, here are the three video lectures focused specifically  on the Skepticism portion of this section of the Phenomenology.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Video Lectures on the Stoicism Section

The new, and last, portion of the Self-Consciousness section is devoted to three main sets dialectical developments.  Two of these, which Hegel deals with rather briefly by comparison to the other - the longer last portion - focus specifically on two major philosophical (and indeed, cultural) movements originating in antiquity: Stoicism and Skepticism.

I'll be writing in more detail about Hegel's treatment of Stoicism in another entry -- elsewhere he does discuss at greater length what he takes the world-historical importance and contributions of that school of philosophy to have been, and it is interesting to compare this with his treatment in the Phenomenology.

For the present, however, I'll just point out the three lecture videos exploring that part of the work at hand: