Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000
From: kevin tekinel

Can you please give me some information on Hegel's thoughts about passions.
thank you

Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000
From: Malcolm Eden
Subject: appreciation

Hello Andy,

I just wanted to write to say how much I appreciate your site. It offers something completely unique, I think. The first thing I came across were your excellent commentaries on Hegel's Logic. But I am particularly interested in Ilyenkov. I first came across him when I bought a copy of Dialectical Logic in a bookshop in Brixton, London. Since then I've always been on the lookout for his works, and have found The Dialectics of the Abstract and the Concrete..., and Leninist Dialectics and the Metaphysics of Positivism. This morning I found The Concept of the Ideal, which I'd never seen before, on your site. You don't have any more of his works up your sleeve, do you?

In connection with Ilyenkov, I've also read a book by David Bakhurst, Consciousness and Revolution in Soviet Philosophy, but I wasn't too keen on it to be honest. He doesn't seem to have much sympathy with marxism, which is perhaps a bit of a disadvantage in trying to understanding Ilyenkov (not to mention Marx and Lenin). Bakhurst says at one point that Dialectical Logic is badly translated - do you agree? Unfortunately I can't read Russian, so I don't know how faithful it is to the original, but I can vouch for the clarity and style of the English version. On the other hand I did find some parts of The Dialectics of the Abstract rather heavier going than necessary, because of the translation.

Anyway, I won't take up any more of your time. I just wanted to let you know that all your hard work was much appreciated!

Best regards,

Malcolm Eden

From: Esben Christopher Carbac Hansen
Subject: G.W.F Hegel and F. Nietzsche

hallo Andy

I have a question about the people mentioned in subject. How would you compare Hegels perception of history with Nietzsches critique of history. Furthermore want context could these view upon history be linked with the period of the 19th century. I would be glad if you answered these questions.

Hope to hear from you.

Esben, Denmark 19.12.2000

From: Andreas Schröder
Subject: from hegel, marx and adorno to criticism of the method
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000

hi andy,

i'm not sure if you're familiar with the german language, but i'd like to send you an article, written by a friend of mine and me, which is struggling with hegel, marx and adorno in a way which seem to be associated to your thoughts of the relationship between the commodity form in capitalistic society and the logik and conciousness of bourgois constituted subjekts. maybe you'll find a translater, i'm not able to do this... the text is also part of a labor- and valuecritical magazine called KAROSHI in germany... i'm sorry if it's only dump for you...

greetings to the other side of the planet

From: SNowgirrl-at-aol.com
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000
Subject: HEGEL

I am an art student. I do not study philosophy or metaphysics. But, I am in a metaphysics class this semester and we are writing a 12 page paper on the place and function of language in metaphysics according to Plato (Parmenides ), Hegel (Logic) and Heidegger (Intro to Metaphysics and Poetry Language Thought).
I'm completely lost- I have about 4 pages written and I just don't have anything left to say. Is there something you know or a place you can guide me to help- at least with the Hegel part...?


dying in metaphysics class, NY

From: Andreas Schröder
Subject: from hegel, marx and adorno to criticism of the method
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000

hi andy,

i'm not sure if you're familiar with the german language, but i'd like to send you an article, written by a friend of mine and me, which is struggling with hegel, marx and adorno in a way which seem to be associated to your thoughts of the relationship between the commodity form in capitalistic society and the logik and conciousness of bourgois constituted subjekts. maybe you'll find a translater, i'm not able to do this... the text is also part of a labor- and value-critical magazine called KAROSHI in germany... i'm sorry if it's only dump for you...

greetings to the other side of the planet

From: Ingmar Nieuwold
Subject: Hegel vs New age
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2000


I'm Ingmar Nieuwold (23) from the Netherlands.

I am trying to find out Hegel's point of view towards New Age (I know it isn't easy to define New Age (but I defined it as a way of life where an important role is being played by the "I saw the light" experience where knowledge comes in an instant).

I don't study philosophy so it's very hard to find the right literature or articles/papers. (I could try to read every book Hegel has written but this is not a subject I'm graduating on so that takes a lot of time next to my own study (physical movement science)

I was hoping You could (perhaps) give me some help on this issue.

I hope You like the idea of helping me out and that You like, and can, tell me more about this subject.



PS. If you like to reply could you please (also) send it to Ingmar-at-pavao.myweb.nl. thanks!!

From: Julio Savi
Subject: The people of the time
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000

Dear Sir, I am looking for a statement by Hegel which, as I can translate it from an Italian translation of the original, says: "The people of the time, the dominator, is each time that people who has conceived the highest concept of spirit". Abbagnano, the Italian philospher, quotes these words with the following reference: Lesson on the Philosophy of History, p. 55 (of the Italian translation, of course) I wonder wheather you can help me in locating this quotation in an English translation. I read Lectures on the Philosophy of History translated by Sebree, and I could not find it. My best regards
Julio Savi

From: rehab ashraf
Date: 19 Nov 00
Subject: Some Questions

Dear Mr. Blunden,
I'm Ashraf Hassan Mansour, Lecturer in th department of Philosophy, University of Alexandria, Egypt. I was impressed by the quality and quantity of your work, and I wondered why you put it on the net to the public and not publish it to make money? I wrote an article: " New Liberalism From the Perspective of Marx's Critique of Political Economy " and published it in an Egyptian Periodical, and it parallels some of your ideas.Can I send to you a copy to submit it in " Hegel by Hypertext"?

Thank you in Advance

From: mike griff
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000
Subject: Hegal and Marx


Could you explain what Hegal and Marx regard to be the determining feature of historical development.

Thank you,

From: Doug Flatter
Subject: Compliments on the website
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000

What a superb site! I have gained so much in a short time. The format is challenging and has the depth of content that I miss and need. Please know that some of us really appreciate the effort that goes into keeping a site like this up.

Thank you.

From: Ian Downey
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000
Subject: Re: deconstruction

Hello, Andy (may I call you Andy?).

I just accidentally found your Hegel web-site. I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am. This is by far the best and most helpful Hegel web-site I have ever seen.

Thank you for it.

From: Van Veen, Michael
Subject: question
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000

Great website first of all. I have been looking through it for the past three or four days and I can't get enought of it! I have a question for you. In what ways do you think that the analysis of history in the Communist Manifesto draws on Hegel's theory of state and society, as stated in the Philosophy of Right? And in what ways do you think that the Communist Manifesto departs from Hegel?
I am interested to know how you would determine this relationship. Thanks in advance for your reply.


From: Sant'Ana
Subject: HEGEL
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000

Dear Mr. Andy,

I'm a brazilian student of foreign trade and making a home work about Hegel, thank you very much for all information contained in your page.
I took the information in the sector writing, but, it has to much information, and english information, that saddly I coudn't have time to translate it to portuguese and making the presentation until oct/09, well what I'm trying to say is if you have any condensed information about Hegel's as : who he was, wath were he toughts, about life, world and etc, you know I don't need much things, but just your knowledge about him to prepare five or six pages about him, with information where I can take my own oppniuns about him and his way of life.
Please, if you can help me in this matter I will be very glad, and you will teaching more people about Hegel's thoughts and way of life.

Thank you for your time and waiting your reply.

São Paulo - Brazil

From: Mohd. Asif
Subject: Phenomenology of Mind

Hello Mr.Blundan,

How are you? hope you'll be fine.
I'm M.Asif,a student of philosphy, incited to study Hegelian Philosophy.I have a question to ask you.

If hegel considers every kind of knowledge a phenomenon as he obviously regards Science a phenomenon,then his whole theory itself can be regarded a phenomenon & relative, not absolute. Can his "Phenomenolgy opf Mind" be regarded well a "self-rejecting" theory?

please put some light on this confusion.
Thanking you. Have a nice day.

awaiting your reply.

yours sincerely,

From: Dimitris
Subject: Help on Hegel's first reading
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000

Hello Andy,

I happened to come upon your page about Hegel, and first of all I feel obliged to congratulate you for its content but structure as well. I am very interested in Hegel's ideas and I like to read some of his work, but since my native languange is Greek, I would prefer a Greek translation - otherwise I would prefer reading solely the contents of your site. I am especially interested in the thesis, antithesis, synthesis way of thinking, but I wouldn't like to step into deep water right away. So any suggestion on where -which titles- should I start reading first would be most welcome.
Thanks for your time.

Dimitris Tzachanis

From: Gus Bagakis
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000
Subject: hegel, marx & derrida

Hello Andy

I found your short course Hegel, Marx & Derrida, on the net. It sounds wonderful. The idea of bringing philosophy to the general public is excellent. I wonder if you have made tapes of these lectures and this course. If you have I would love to purchase it and use it here as a way to involve the interested public in philosophy. I am teaching philosophy at San Francisco State University but I believe that the public, at large, needs access to these ideas. A short weekend course is a wonderful vehicle.

From: F.Benitez-Schaefer-at-gmx.net
Subject: Course Hegel, Marx & Derrida

I'm a student at the Universität Passau, Germany. I have no possibility to take part of the course at the University of Melbourne about Hegel, Marx & Derrida, but i'm interested in the topic very much. I would like to know if there is any possibility to get the mentioned CD or the printed material.I thank you very much.

Florencia Benitez-Schaefer

From: Roger Baker
Subject: website
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000

Andy, I luckily stumbled across you web site. I have always wondered about Stalinism and its use to describe a number of evil and never qutite understood how counter-revolutionary he was. Also don't understand Hegel but at least I now have an outline and know where to start. Your work and your web page is undoubtedly one of the best in the universe.
Thank you for you work and effort to educate those of us who are trying to understand.

Sincerely, Roger A. Baker

From: Edward Schramm
Subject: Hegel and his Theory of Crime
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000

Dear Mr. Blunden,

on our homepage www.jura.uni-tuebingen.de/kuehl we have created a internet-project "Great Philosophers on theory of crime", containing a homepage about Hegel, containing a Biography of Hegel, a summary of his Theory of Crime with a lot of original quotations from his "Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts", a short summary of the Phenomenology of Spirit and recommandations on books and links (which includes also Your homepage). If You are interested - take a look on it!

The precise URL: http://www.jura.uni-tuebingen.de/kuehl/mat_ghe.htm

Greetings from Tuebingen, Germany,
and best wishes
Yours sincerly

Edward Schramm

From: boydjjs
Subject: Philosophy and History
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000

I am writing a paper on Hegel and I am having a hard time finding out what is implied by the capitalization of history as it relates to Hegel. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

From: M.Asif Razzak
Subject: Hegel's Phenomenology Of Mind
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000

Hello Mr.Andy,
How are you? hoping you for the best.
I'm student of philosophy.Nowadays,I've stuck with Hegel's philosophy.I've been trying to understand his phenomenology.
I read your article "Phenomenology of mind",but .I'm still confused with the term "conciousness".
What he means by "conciuosness"?
It regards human or God?
How he differentiates "concious" , "self-concious", "natural concious" ?

I've asked this questions to many philosophers,but it is a surprise none of them appeared to know about Hegel's Philosophy.Why is his philosophy kept in so much darkness & mostly unknown? Perhaps his philosophy reminds Marxism & Marxism has been a great threat to capitalists.

Please help me clarify this concept.will be thankful to you.

Yours sincerely,

From: Danny Postel
Subject: Hegel & Britannica.com
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000

Greetings. Just wanted to let you know two things: (1) We've linked to your "Hegel by Hypertext" site from the recommended readings section of Britannica.com's History & Humanities page. You can see the short write-up at: http://www.britannica.com/bcom/original/article/0,5744,9507,00.html (Scroll down to the 4th item on the page.) (2) We've published an interview with Terry Pinkard on his new Hegel biography (the first in the English language), which you can find at: http://www.britannica.com/bcom/original/article/0,5744,9264,00.html

All the best,

Danny Postel
Co-editor, History & Humanities
310 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604


From: Christa Acampora
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000
Subject: translation of PHENOMENOLOGY OF MIND?

Would you please advise me of the translation used on your site for Hegel's PHENOMENOLOGY OF MIND? Is the translation in the public domain?

From: A.M. de Liefde
Subject: Hegel: Science of logic

Please, I can't open Hegel-by-Hypertext it is the only way I know to get a translation in english of the preface of the "Science of logic". Maybe you know an other way? I will be very grateful.

From: Jym Bargas
Subject: Hegel In Russian
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000

Do you know where I could find any of Hegel's books that have been printed in Russian?

From: Rod Cameron
Subject: Where Hegel was Headed
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000

Dear Andy

As someone who is deeply immersed in Hegel/Marxism I dont know if you will appreciate this notice, but I think you will.

It is my pleasure to announce the resurgence of traditional metaphysics. A definitive, comprehensive metaphysics resumes from where GWF Hegel's speculative metaphysics ended in 1831. Sorry about the delay but history had some experiences to help us better understand Hegel.

Let me extend an invitation to my website http://www.logos-logic.com/ where you may learn of the etymologically correct definition of logic and its associated metaphysic, [and yes, it goes all the way].

From my understanding, the dialectic does not finish with Marxism. We probably wont agree on many points but you should have the opportunity to test my logic.

Thank you for your informative site.

Yours sincerely
Rod Cameron

From: Pete Bosiak
Subject: Please, It is driving me crazy
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000

Tell me where in Hegel's works does he discuss “the night when all the cows turn black”.

From: Cliff Cunningham
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000
Subject: Photo of Hegel

Hi Andy:

I am currently writing a book on the discovery of the first asteroid, Ceres, and I need a photo of Hegel for publication. Can you tell me where I can get a photo suitable for reproduction?

Also, do you know if the following is available in English: 1801, Dissertatio philosophica de Orbitis Planetarum.

Thanks for your help.

Cliff Cunningham

From: Shannon Thompson
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000
Subject: Hegel


While working on a book, Shake the Faith, I discovered that my 'picture of the world' bears some resemblance to Hegel's. Had he concentrated on concrete (reality) to symbolic he might have come up with a similiar approach. Specifically, that the flow of energy=thesis, that the relationship of matter=anti-thesis and that evolving order=synthesis. That as energy flows it alters the relationship of matter and that in turn will alter the flow of energy, back and forth it goes creating an evolving order - that is intrinsic to the energy and matter, yet extractable in a symbolic form.

This lens can then be used to look at any facet of existence. With life, it is flow of energy=enzyme catalysis, relationship of matter=cellular encapsulation and structure, evolving order=DNA encryption....with consciousness, FOE=emotional judgement, ROM=analytical understanding, EO=creative imagination.

One of the consequences of this understanding is that we can see DNA as being a symbolic reference to reality - once removed. While consciousness is a symbolic reference to reality that is twice removed. Being twice removed allows our consciousness to become 'untethered' and roam beyond the 'here and now'.

Of even greater import is that the symbolic realm can become confused. A modification to DNA or physically to the brain can result in poor interaction with reality. Plus, the untethering of the consciousness provides a vulnerability that can become confused by making false or invalid associations regarding reality.

The thrust of my book is that the immaturity of human consciousness along with the differing advancemnt of people's consciousness combined with early experiences regarding surplus so as to promote the development of conceptual systems (beliefs) that enables the exploitation of humans by humans.

That these conceptual systems (economic, political, religious) are a form of human programming that takes advantage of our consciousness' vulnerability and allows the shifting of entropy and wealth (creation). But of course, these beliefs drive us away from ourselves and make us sick as well as creating an unjust society.

How do you see this as relating to Hegel and your own understanding?

Shannon Thompson, MD Tulsa, Oklahoma

From: jessica bland
Subject: marx and ideology
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000


I have to do an assignment on what Marx thought and meant about ideology but can't find anywhere that explains it easy language! Could you possibly provide me with an easy definition? I am using what Marx thought to explain how the media is an oppressive practice. Thanks alot!

From: Toucanburns-at-aol.com
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000
Subject: Hegel and Education

Dear Andy,

What was Hegel's philosophy on education and what impact did he leave on it?

From: Carl Ratner
Dear Andy,

Just want to tell you how much I appreciate your sites. I've been developing a marxist psychology using the concepts from Vygotsky. I'm glad to see you and I have such similar interests. You might be interested in some of my articles available on my web site below.

I've been reading some sections of Hegel's Phenomenology lately and I'd like to ask you about some of them. do you like to interpret Hegel's arcane passages?

Sincerely, Carl
P.O.B. 1294, Trinidad, CA 95570, USA

From: Nathaniel Mason
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000

Do you know which passages in the Philosophy of Right or other texts concern the so-called "dialectic of the moral life" or Hegel's version of crime and punishment? I have found a number of sections myself but am wondering if you have a very complete listing somewhere. I am writing a paper and need a bit of bibliographic direction.

Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

nate mason

From: Zeina
Subject: research on hegel
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000


Date: Mon, 15 May 2000
From: Jose M Gallego
Subject: I need information about Hegel and Derrida

Dear Andy, I'm a Professor of Philosophy from Argentine and I'm doing the Ph.D. in the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid, Spain. My investigation is about the LANGUAGE AND SIGN in Hegel and Derrida, so I wonder if you could send me information about this subject (bibliographie). I read your web in Internet and take this information about Hegel. Thanks very much, Richard.

Date: Tue, 02 May 2000
From: María Cristina Jiménez

Hi! My name is María Jiménez and I am a second year student in a University in Puerto Rico. I have to do an essay about Marx and his ideas about Man and the destiny of culture for a class ( I also have to compare them to Freud's). I have it almost done but I could use some more information. I have read Marx Manifiesto of Comunism and other of his essays. I would really appreciate any information you can provide me, it would be of great help.
Thanks in advance, Gratefully, María Jiménez

Date: Tue, 02 May 2000
From: Rich Chenery
Subject: quantum question

In the study of logic, there are certain assumptions that form the basis or foundation of logic. One of these such assumptions, as I recall, is that there is at least one person that exists. I cannot remember the other(s), however, my question is what is the underlying basis of quantum physics? I have been told it is something along the lines of: something (an object) is and is not, at the same time. I am hoping you can help me clarify this for me. I thank you for your time, Rich Chenery

From: Matt
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000
Subject: Feuerbach and Alienation

Hello- My name is Matt. I have recently visited your site to get some quick information, then I realized that it was a huge database that would have been very helpful to me in writing my paper. I have used Robert C Tuckers books : Philosophy and Myth in Karl Marx and the Marx-Engels Reader. But I come to you with questions about Feuerbach.

I do not know how Feuerbach descirbes how man is alienated from God. Could you please clear this up for me. Thank you.


From: Terry
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000
Subject: question...

Hey how ya doing.....I have a question that maybe you can help me with. In the Intro to the Phil. His. Hegel talks about the envy inplicit in the psychological view of history. He quites "no man is a hero to his valet"" to describe his attitude. What is this envious attitude and its ultimate effect. How does it differ from Kierkegaard's discussion of envy in the Present age?

I'm just a student and I'm trying to get this stuff figured out...any help would really be apreciated....

From: Livingston, Craig
Subject: absolute
Hi Andy:

Your site is helping me understand Hegel. Question: Is the absolute an "end--product" (nation state) or is it the "process of becoming" a nation-state throught T-A-S progression?

Craig Livingston

From: Kitty
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000
Subject: Hegel and stuff

What do you make of Hegel's discussion of sense-certainty? I must admit I don't entirely understand it, personally, but sense-certainty being flawed seems pretty clear... do you agree with everything Hegel says about it? How does all that work?
Sorry to have pestered you, but I'm a bit curious and am thinking about doing some kind of postgrad course on Hegelian philosophy and want to know what I'm letting myself in for before I do!


From: Marybeth Hegel
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 09:33:01 -0400
Subject: Hegel's Life

My married name is Hegel and it's legend in my husband's family that they are decendants of Georg Ludwig Hegel. Do you have any information of what happen to his sons, and who their children were? Thank you.
Marybeth Hegel

From: Grace
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000
Subject: Need Help !!!


i'm a high school student in the US and i'm taking philosophy as my study. i'm asking for help about my essay topics:
'Without a knowledge of the past, we would have no knowledge at all.'

Evaluate this assertion, and
How can we know, if at all, when we have discovered or created truth?

they are only small essays, but i still need to get some ideas about those two topics and i found you on the internet. so, if it's possible, could you please reply with your opinions? thanks a lot.


From: Eric
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000


i keep coming back to your page; what a resource!

i am working on a paper for agnes heller on the phenom. can you help me with the following; is The First Programme for a System of German Idealism published in any other text/collection of hegel or schelling's or is it published as a work in its own right? having a hard time locating it...

regards, eric

From: Veronica
Subject: Hi! I just want to ask something
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000

My name is Verónica Hernández. I'm a politcal science student and I'm writing an essay about Hegel. The topic that I have to work on is the war and what Hegel thought about it. You have a lot of info but I can't found what I was looking for, maybe I didn't saw it. Can you please help me!! with some info about the Hegel's philosophy about the war.


From: Kath
Subject: Interpretative phenomenology
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000


I am seeking information on interpretative phenomenology - what is it, how can I use it, can you help?

Many thanks

From: Darren
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000
Subject: I have a ?

Hi I am doing a paper for one of my classes, it is evaluate Marx's critique of religion and philosophy. Is there anything good in paticular(websites,books,etc) i could look for? Any of your help or opinions are appreciated.


From: Marco Maurizi
Subject: Simply congratulations
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000

I'm an Italian student of Philosophy. I'm working on a thesis on Adorno. I see you're making a great work there! Is there any way I can help you keeping alive the voice of marxism?


Marco Maurizi

From: Jessica
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000
Subject: hegel speech

this is jessica in north carolina, i have to do a presentation on hegel tomorrow have any ideas?

From: Jennifer Allison-Oord
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000
Subject: information for seminar

I am taking Social Theory 1 at CWU, and am required to give a presentation on Hegel in a couple of weeks. I am looking for more information regarding hegel disputing povitism and other information that is in the frame work of sociology.

Can you help?

Jennifer Allison-Oord

From: guomt
Subject: THANKS
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000

Dear Andy,

Thank you for your page which let me know much about modern Marxism.

Mintai Guo, Prof. in Geology, Vice Chancellor for Research,
Taiyuan University of Technology,China.

From: Peter Muter
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000
Subject: Hegel's Science of Logic

Hi Andy,

I have been trying to locate the original 1969 full version translation of 'Science of Logic'.

Any ideas where I can purchase it? Is a new edition of the two volume set available or planned?



From: Angela
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000
Subject: I am stuck on what Hegel thinks about happiness.

I have to write a paper on what three philosophers (Plato,Hegel & Marx) think about happiness.Including these terms Eudaimonia,Hedone, Apatheia. I am just stuck on were to look. I was just wondering if you have any suggestions on were I can begin. If you could please write me back I would truly appreciate it.


From: Michael
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000

Hi, Andy. I'm Michael Pacholski and I'm looking for a couple of works by Hegel, essays called "On Poetry" and "The German World". Do you know what book(s) by Hegel these are in?


From: Joe
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000

Do you know anything about Max Stirner in Hegel's Biography? If you could i am doing a sociology paper on Max Stirner and i was told to read about him in the Biography of Hegel so if it is possible please send me anything you can on that subject. Thank you.


From: daniel cottom
Subject: minor professional query

This is, I'm afraid, a trivial query, but one with which I hope you can help me. I'm looking for the source of the engraving of Hegel on the hegel.marxists.org web page (so that I can reproduce it in my new book, forthcoming from Johns Hopkins)--can you give me any information on this matter? I'd certainly appreciate it.


Daniel Cottom
University of Oklahoma

From: Bart Prohens
Subject: Reading Hegel
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000

Dear sir,

I want to thank you for the perspectives your web-pages have opened in my process of learning. I am a professor of philosophy in Spain, and have been many years -too many, unfortunately- studying the work of French thinkers -most of all,Foucault and Deleuze- until that, last year, I went to their roots (Nietzsche) and could unterstand the "reasons" of theses "philosophies". It has not been an easy task. I read most of Nietzsche's nachgelassene Fragmente and now I see clearly that there is a break in history of philosophy: what I call "nomadic" thinking (with irony) and "dialectical" method. At the beginning of this course I reread a good deal of "Time and Being" and found it contaminated with "nomadic" thought.

Since november I have been studying Kant's theory of knowledge, and two months ago I began the reading of Hegel's "logic". I found very motivating the way Hegel reintegrates Kant's critique of understanding (categories-laws of connecting them,...) into the dialectic reason. My project is to compare Nietzsche's and Kant-Hegel's way of working the scientific concept of the forces (die Kräfte). It is, I believe, the breaking point which puts "nomadic" and "dialectic" thinking apart. Their politics (their idea of what a human being is) are based or reflected from this conception on.

My knowledge of marxism is very poor (we didn't study it at University). I have read Marx manuscripts of 1844 and some books by Marcure (Reason and Revolution) and Lukàcs (die Zerstörung der Vernunft).

Which text should I read to understand marxism in our century,( and after the collapse of soviet regime) but not only from a purely theoretical point of view but also practical?

What is nowadays left for a political proposal from marxim?

Well, sorry for my poor knowledge of English writting.

Yours sincerely

Bart Prohens

From: Julie Funk
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000
Subject: RE: thinking...

Dear Andy,

I am writing a paper exploring Hegel's notion that an irrational state does not exist, or rather is not possible. Could you point me in any direction.
I am a Hegel novice, I exceptionally green for that matter, BUT he rocks my world!

Thanks for your exceptional work.
With love
Julie Funk

From: Elif
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000

am a highschool student, and am doing some research on Feuerbach's theory: "Man created God"
and i must have 4-10 RELIABLE resources.
can you help me out here? i have only 2 weeks to get ready for the debate and can't read his book.
i know it's a shame, but i promise i will in my spare time!

From: Jericho
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000

Hi Andy,
my name is Lisa and I am currently in the final stage of my History degree at university. One of my modules is based upon the philosophy of history which includes an exam question on Hegel himself. I just wanted to write and let you know that your info on Hegel has been extremely helpful to me and much appreciated.

Keep up the good work!!!

Thanks very much Lisa

From: Ricardo
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000
Subject: jaques lacan

Anything on hegels dialectic and jaques lacan? thank you

From: Laura Streeter

HI, I'm trying to write a short paper on Hegel's idea of dialectical change. Can you direct me to a specific article on your site where I might find a better understanding of the concept?

Ms. Streeter

From: Lorraine Paul
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000
Dear Andy,

How very disappointing that I missed the Hegel weekend conference.

I failed to mention yesterday how very much I enjoy your web pages. I used to be able to go to the Marxist Archive at the Colorado University but recently there seems to be a problem accessing it. Thank you very, very much for the trouble you have taken with such a marvellous resource as your website.

warm regards

Lorraine Paul

From: Russel Moldovan
Dear Andy:

Are you familiar with any works that deal with Hegel's dialectic on Martin Luther King, Jr? I have been doing some research on how King was a master and synthesizing polarized traditions, and I am hoping to find more information on how Hegel's dialectic proved to be a helpful tool in King's thought.


Subject: Hagel's Morality
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000

Hegel's writes extensively on Morality in The Phenomenology, it is my understanding that he is critiquing Kant. Can you either explain briefly his argument against Kant or direct me to another source. Thank You.

Johnson, MD

From: Emily
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000
Subject: Q: Hegel in Buddenbrooks by Mann?


My name is Emily and I am a humanities student at San Jose State University. We are reading Buddenbrooks by T. Mann in which there appears a reference that I suspect is to Hegel but I'm not sure. One of the characters, Thomas, reads a chapter of an unnamed philosopher entitled, "Concerning Death and Its Relation to the Indestructibility of our Essential Nature." I perused the History... by Russell, the section on the 19th century, and the discussion on Hegel seemed to fit some of the musings of the Thomas character. I haven't been able to confirm my suspicion. This isn't a huge deal, but I like philosophy and would like to further understand Mann and his characters. Can you help me?

Thanks, Emily (shigaloo-at-cs.com)

From: gail ashton
Subject: omne trium perfectum
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000

Dear Andy,
Myself and two graphic designers are currently engaged in a piece of work which involves the quote "omne trium perfectum".
I have so far managed to figure out that it is connected with the theory of thesis, antithesis and synthesis, but in my eternal ignorance have still failed to figure out the literal translation of the quote.
I would be extremely grateful if you could enlightenment me!
many thanks,

Gail Ashton
Falmouth, England

From: Sarah Lowden
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000
Subject: can you help me?

I need to find information or summaries to help me with a seminar on hegel's philosophies of art and beauty specifically from the book Philosophies of art and beauty by albert Hofstadter and Richard kuhns pages 412 to 445 do you have any thing helpfull? Please reply asap.

Thank you

Sarah Lowden

From: SRAJ60-at-aol.com
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000
Subject: Georg Hegel

Hello. I need help with a question I must answer for one of my college courses. My problem is that I don't have much of a philosophical mind and much as I try to. Anyway, I need to find out what Georg Friedrick Hegel's concept of idealism was and his contributions to education. I've read that he focused on three major aspects: logic, nature, and spirit. I'm trying to understand "dialectic". I know it has something to do with thesis, antithesis, with the result being a synthesis. How does all this fit in with idealism and education. Please help me. I'm really having a hard time with this. Thanks.

From: Santiago Diaz Lage
Subject: on Derrida
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000

I have been browsing through the notes on the course you are organising on Hegel, Marx and Derrida, and have felt in need to drop you a line on the matter. I am a student, and I have been writing a short essay on Derrida and the sophists for some time. My own perspective, as a convinced marxist, is hardly deconstructive, but I find many interesting, and dialectical, aspects in Derrida which I think are crucial to a sensible understanding of his work and which, as far as I know, have not recieved the attention they deserve. In my essay I take isssue with some of the most banal readings of deconstruction as some kind of gimmicky sophistry, because I myself have been shocked for a while at the surprisingly hegelian strokes Derrida delivers every now and then. I had not found many people, apart from Christopher Norris of Cardiff University, who had drawn attention to this point, as the common opinion among my teachers and most readers here in Spain is that Derrida is somehow the devil reincarnated; therefore I am very pleasantly surprised to find news on your work on the net. Sincerely,

Santiago Diaz Lage

From: tmcbride
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000


From: Taeoon Jang
Subject: An enquiry regarding Hegel's idea
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000

Dear Dr. Andy:

Good morning!
Would you give me your opinion why Hegel classified the subject of "the State" into the area of "Ethical Life" in his Philosophy of Right? Is there any his idea on the state as a part of political entities themselves, rather than the "Ethical" life?
Thank you for your attention.

Taeoon Jang.

From: Qaiser Shahzad

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 08:51:39 +0500

Could you tell me where on the web I can find and load your HEGEL'S SCIENCE OF LOGIC. I could not find it out on you home page.

Qaiser Shahzad

From: C.T.
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000
Subject: about "Geist"

Hi, Andy--
You have a terrific site--but I'm doing some philosophy work and I am interested in writing about the mutual exclusion of "Geist" and "Zeitgeist" in that "Geist" would supersede the temporal. Okay. So where can I learn more about these ideas (I'm developing a thesis without much prior knowledge about Hegel). Thanks for your help; I eagerly await your response.


From: Richard F Hall
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000
Subject: your website

Dear Andy:

Your website is incredibly researched and interesting. I was drawn to it by it's coverage of Hegel and the encyclopedia Britannica. Many thanks. I am researching ideas and thoughts about the worldy ethics of christianity.

realistic idealism
philosophy based on evidence

From: Anne De GUERNON
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000
Hi Andy,

Thank you for a wonderful and very comprehensive website on Hegel.
I have a very precise question. I'm currently writing an essay on the dialectics of desire, within the framework of some studies on psychoanalysis. I have a problem with one of my references. I want to insert hegel's dialectics of master and slave (as we say in French), but I cannot find in which of his works he mentions this concept. Is it in the Phenomenology or in the science of logics, or is it a more general concept that is not specifically developped in any of his works in particular?
Your help in the matter is greatly appreciated.

From: Paul Edgeworth
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000
Subject: meaning of Hegel's Logic

Can this book be ordered by giving you my credit card. Can it be shipped priority mail. If so, what is total cost.

Thanks, Paul Edgeworth


From: stinus lsp
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000

Hey Andy

your site is great!!!

i have a question???

I have to write a essay on abstract, as philosophy and in connection with art.
what is the best to read, on the subject and is there any today philossphers whom has written any stuff??

many regards

Stinus lsp.

From: Len Richards
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000

Just visited your home page for the first time. What a goldmine. Thanks very much for putting it together. this is exactly the sort of resource i have been looking for.

Len Richards

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