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The Phenomenology of Mind

Nature volume 130, page 420 (17 September 1932) | Download Citation



THE philosophy of Hegel is for the very large majority of people a closed book. Of all the philosophers, he is by far the most difficult to understand, and Sir James Baillie has performed a very great service in translating and editing a new edition of his “Phenomenology of Mind”, which may be fairly looked upon as Hegel's magnum opus. The subject matter is, however, so abstruse that it is very difficult to understand, and a modern psychiatrist might be forgiven for regarding some of it as definitely dereistic thinking, a term which Bleuler has well defined as thinking away from reality.

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