Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Hegel Q&A and Discussion Coming Up Today

Each month, for a number of years now, I've been hosting online Hegel video-conferencing sessions, in which participants get to ask questions, get my best attempts at answers, and discuss Hegel-related matters.

We started these using Google Hangouts - hence the image you see here - and then for a long time were using a different videoconferencing platform, FreeConferenceCall.  We've now switched to Zoom as the main platform for these monthly sessions.

We're holding this month's session at 5 PM Central Time today.  If you'd like to attend and participate, here is the Zoom link for the session.  I hope to see some of you there, and look forward to a great conversation!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Updated the Video Series Page

As I gear up for resuming production on the Half Hour Hegel series (more about why that's taken so long coming in another post), I thought I had better take a look at the Video Series page here on the Half Hour Hegel site, to see if it was up to date with the 264 commentary videos I have created so far.

It was a good thing that I did that.  The page was about ten or so lectures behind.  The videos on the Duplicity and Deception section were long ago finished, so all of those are now linked to on that page.  And the four videos available so far in the Conscience section are now there as well.

Once we finish up the Conscience section, we will have successfully made it to the end of the massive Spirit portion of the work, and we'll be starting Religion - the second to last portion of the work.  I expect that between what's left of Spirit, that Religion portion and the last, short portion - Absolute Knowing - I'll likely need to shoot somewhere between 60 to 80 additional half-hour videos, bringing the series to well over 300.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hegel Q&A and Discussion Session Coming Up Tomorrow!

It's that time of the month again - time for us to hold another online session open to the general public interested in G.W.F. Hegel, philosophy more general, or the Half Hour Hegel project!

Tomorrow evening, from 5:00-6:00 PM Central Time, I'll be hosting our monthly online Hegel Q&A and Discussion session.  We give priority to anyone who wants to talk or ask questions about Hegel specifically, but I'm open to discussing all sorts of other topics, and some of the attendees often bring a host of other ideas to the table.

If you are looking for some clarification about Hegel's works - they're tough, right? - then you definitely want to make the time to log in to this session.  For the time being, we are still using this FreeConferenceCall platform to log in to the videoconferencing, but we're going to look at other platforms for next year.

So, feel free to pop in.  You can chat with me - I'll be there.  You can just lurk and listen - if that's what you're into.  But I'll be there, along with any other interlocutors who make the time, ready to discuss the thought of this great German philosopher!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hegel Q&A and Discussion Hangout Later Today

Every month we host two online Hegel Q&A and Discussion "Hangout"s - one for the general public, and one for my Patreon supporters of the project (both of them brought to you by those Patreon supporters' generous underwriting).

Today, from 3-4 PM Central Time, I'll be hosting the one for the general public - and that means literally anyone who has an interest in Hegel, German Idealism, post-Hegelian philosophy, or even philosophy more generally - you're all welcome!

We often veer off into other topics of conversation, ranging from contemporary events and politics, to my current crop of students, to ancient and medieval philosophy, to. . .  but, we do give priority to any questions, comments, or conversation that's more explicitly Hegel-related.

Here's the link you can use to get into the session.  You can come to chat, or even just to lurk and listen, if you like.  Hope to see some of you there!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

First Three Videos in "Dissemblance and Duplicity" Section

Now we start a new, second section of the "Morality" portion of the "Spirit" part of the work - "Dissemblance and Duplicity".  We pick up some of the seemingly paradoxical threads that already began to display themselves in the preceding section, and try to work them through entirely (and, if you know Hegel, you realize that this "entirely" is less of an ending point than an ideal!)

Why is this section titled with those terms?  In Hegel's German, it's actually just one term, "Die Verstellung", which could be rendered with either of those terms, or even "disguise".  You might ask who is engaging in dissemblance or duplicity - and what is being mis-represented (if you'd like to play off Vor-stellung) in that way.

At any rate, here are those three first videos. More yet to come in this section.