Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October Half Hour Hegel Q&A Session

The month has just sped past for me - helped by having a LOT of Stoicism-related matters (STOICON, Stoic Week, a number of talks, and a good bit of work over at Stoicism Today) to focus upon!

It is the very day - and almost the hour - for our monthly Public Q&A session.  This is something I engage in each month,  totally free for anybody who wants to come (I also hold another one each month exclusively for my Patreon supporters).

If you'd like to talk, listen, or ask questions about anything Hegel-related, today is the day - 5-6 PM Central (i.e. Chicago) Time, I'll be holding the session via Google Hangouts.

I'll post the link for the Hangout once it's opened in several locations - my Patreon page, my Facebook author page, in Google+, and in Twitter.  So, if you want in, you'll want to check at least one of those around the time the Hangout started.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Finishing The Physiognomy and Phrenology Section!

With these last four video lectures, we reach the end of our commentary of the "Physiognomy and Phrenology" portion of the "Observing Reason" subsection.  This brings to a close a very interesting part of the text, one that is rich in implications for reductivist treatments of human beings, individuality, and agency.

We're already moving into the next section - my Patreon supporters get to view the Half Hour Hegel commentary videos about 1-2 weeks before the general public does - but it's worth also marking this occasion here (if not here, where then, after all?) , and noting that we've made it through over 110 paragraphs of the massive Reason section - more paragraphs than there are in the Preface, the entire Consciousness section, or the entire Self-Consciousness section.  We actually have about 90 paragraphs yet to cover in the two remaining portions of the Reason section.

Here are those final four videos in the Physiognomy and Phrenology portion of the Phenomenology:

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Three New Videos in the Physiognomy and Phrenology Section

We continue along making progress through this "Physiognomy and Phrenology" portion of the Phenomenology.  At this rate, we ought to be moving into the next part of the massive "Reason" section of the work.

I have to admit, as interesting as the"Observing Reason" material is, I'm even more eager to make my way into the next two portions of the "Reason" section, where we'll consider specific types and tendencies of ethical commitments and projects.

Here are the next three videos: