Friday, April 7, 2017

Save The Date - Online Hegel Party!

By the midpoint of this month, we will have entirely finished up with our video commentary on the Reason portion of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.  After that dense, 200+ paragraph portion, we move on to the even longer Spirit portion - and then after that, it's just the shorter Religion and Absolute Knowing portions to finish it up.

So that deserves a celebration - to mark this milestone in the Half Hour Hegel project - and I'm inviting all of you to join me on Sunday, April 23 in our ReasonIO FreeConferenceCall space to raise a glass on your end, and toast the achievement!

It has been a lot of work - more than three years in at this point - to create the 175+ videos we've produced so far.  I'm very grateful for the continued support that my Patreon backers have shown me over that time, making it feasible to devote the time, thought, and energy to this demanding project!

Already in its unfinished state, this video commentary has become a helpful resource for thousands of learners worldwide.  Just looking at the stats in YouTube today, we have had nearly 270,000 total views of the videos.  Even more staggering, something like 2.7 million minutes - or if you like, 1875 total days, or a bit over 5 years - of videocommentary have been watched by viewers worldwide!

So clearly the videos are getting some traction - and this is just three years into what will likely be a five-year project - and who knows how long the finished videocommentary will be around (hopefully decades or even centuries)!

As a side-note, if you're not a Patreon supporter, you might be wondering how it is that we're far enough in the series to schedule this Hegel Party for the 23rd.  Is that the case? There's a simple answer - in addition to their other perks, Patreon supporters get to see the videos a week or so in advance of their release to the general public.

If you're interested in supporting this project - even just $1 a video makes a difference over time - check out the Patreon site, and consider becoming a supporter!  Even if you're not interested in that, though, I heartily invite you to join us for the Hegel Party!

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