SUNY series in Hegelian Studies

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Hegel's Theory of Imagination

A comprehensive account of the role of the imagination in Hegel's philosophy.

The Grounding of Positive Philosophy

The first English translation of Schelling’s final “existential system.”

Hegel and Language

The first anthology exclusively devoted to Hegel’s linguistic thought.

Hegel's Absolute

Offers suggestions for approaching Hegel’s most difficult and important work.

Denial, Negation, and the Forces of the Negative

A comprehensive account of denial viewed not only psychoanalytically but also philosophically.

Between Transcendence and Historicism

Argues that the concept of the ethical is central to Hegel’s philosophy of art.

Hegel and the Other

A new, highly accessible commentary on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.

Petrified Intelligence

A critical introduction to Hegel's metaphysics and philosophy of nature.

Hegel and Contemporary Continental Philosophy

Twenty-three of the most important writings by contemporary continental thinkers on the work of Hegel.

Love and Politics

Argues that love plays an essential—if often implicit—role in Hegel's mature theory of moral subjectivity and political community.

The Sunday of the Negative

A comprehensive philosophical introduction to the thought of Georges Bataille.

Hegel's History of Philosophy

Top scholars address Hegel’s History of Philosophy.

The Unconscious Abyss

The first extended treatment of Hegel’s theory of the unconscious and his anticipation of Freud.

Hegel and the Symbolic Mediation of Spirit

Employs Derrida's critique of Hegel as the impetus for a new understanding of Hegel's concept of "spirit."

Being and Dialectic

Diverse voices explore the possibility of doing metaphysics in light of contemporary critiques.

Hegel and Aesthetics

Leading scholars consider Hegel's philosophy of art and its contemporary significance.

The Weight of Finitude

Suggests that a full acceptance of the finitude of existence can lead to the affirmation of God.

Hegel's Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness

Presents a new translation with commentary of chapter IV (“Self-Consciousness”) of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.

Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature

Confirms that Hegel's philosophy of nature continues to have great significance for our understanding of the natural world.

Metaphysics to Metafictions

Examines the key role played by Nietzsche in the undoing of the Hegelian system of totality.

The Phenomenology of Spirit Reader

The most complete collection of essays on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit available in any language, with essays by distinguished international Hegel scholars.

Hegel's Transcendental Induction

Challenges the orthodox account of Hegelian phenomenology as hyper-rationalism, arguing that Hegel's insistence on the primacy of experience in the development of scientific knowledge amounts to a kind of empiricism, or inductive epistemology.

Tragedy and Comedy

The first evaluation and critique of Hegel's theory of tragedy and comedy, this book also develops an original theory of both genres.

Hegel, History, and Interpretation

Extends critical discussions of Hegel into contemporary debates about the nature of interpretation and theories of philosophical hermeneutics.

Schelling and the End of Idealism

This comprehensive, general introduction to Schelling's philosophy shows that it was Schelling who set the agenda for German idealism and defined the term of its characteristic problems.


Presents a systematic theory of the artforms (symbolic, classical, and romantic), providing a way of addressing contemporary art and sketching a theory of the individual arts.

Hegel's Theory of Madness

This book shows how an understanding of the nature and role of insanity in Hegel's writing provides intriguing new points of access to many of the central themes of his larger philosophic project. Berthold-Bond ...

The Potencies of God(s)

Explores the metaphysical, epistemological, and hermeneutical theories of Schelling’s final system concerning the nature and meaning of religious mythology.

Hegel on Logic and Religion

A distinction often missed by Hegelian interpreters is that, for Hegel, logic functions differently when it is applied to the contingencies of nature and history. Burbidge shows that Hegel did not claim ...

Hegel, Freedom, and Modernity

This book studies the intersection of Hegel's political theory as developed in the Philosophy of Right with his philosophy of religion and his dialectical, holistic theory of knowledge. It explores both ...

Beyond Hegel and Dialectic

This book is a defense of speculative philosophy in the wake of Hegel. In a number of wide-ranging, meditative essays, Desmond deals with the criticism of speculative thought in post-Hegelian thinking. ...

Hegel's Grand Synthesis

This book offers the first genuinely systematic treatment of Hegel's eschatology in the literature. It is an investigation into Hegel's project to demonstrate the ultimate unity of thought and being (consciousness ...

Hegel and His Critics

This book deals with fundamental problems in Hegel and with Hegel in relation to Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Russell, Heidegger, Husserl, Derrida, and Bataille. It reveals Hegel's power to provoke both ...

Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit

This book focuses on Hegel's philosophy of spirit, his major concept and the core of his mature system. It does not so much define Geist as it does illustrate its many forms and manifestations. It is ...

Art and the Absolute

Art and the Absolute restores Hegel's aesthetics to a place of central importance in the Hegelian system. In so doing, it brings Hegel into direct relation with the central thrust of contemporary philosophy. ...

Hegel and Whitehead

Hegel and Whitehead presents a careful exploration of the similarities between these two formidable representatives of systematic philosophy. Some of the most distinguished scholars in European and American ...

Between Kant and Hegel

This volume fills an important gap in the philosophical literature by providing an anthology of writings from the crucial generation of thinkers between Kant and Hegel. An introductory essay by di Giovanni ...

Hegel's Quest For Certainty

In a major contribution to Hegel scholarship, Professor Flay has written two books in one. The first is a close and original reading of the Phenomenology of Spirit and the second, an invaluable source ...

Hegel's Recollection

Donald Phillip Verene has advanced a completely new reading of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. He shows that the philosophic meaning of this work depends as much on Hegel's use of metaphor and image ...

The Politics of Salvation

The Politics of Salvation takes a radical stance: it focuses on the significance of the state in the Hegelian system when it is viewed as inspired and motivated by the Christian notion of God. The book ...

Bruno, or On the Natural and Divine Principle of Things

Makes Schelling’s dialogue Bruno readily accessible to the English-language reader, with valuable commentary on the work itself, which details Schelling’s account of his differences from Fichte.

History and System

History and System represents the first contemporary volume on Hegel's philosophy of history to be published in English. The editor notes that "with the possible exceptions of Augustine and Vico, no philosopher ...

An Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Religion

For Hegel, thought is not philosophical if it is not also religious. Both religion and philosophy have a common object and share the same content, for both are concerned with the inherent unity of all ...

Hegel's Concept of God

Presents the first comprehensive view of Hegel’s contribution to the God-question.

Christology of Hegel

James Yerkes undertakes a systematic exploration of the full range of Hegel’s works to discover what philosophical, religious, and historical significance Hegel attributed to the Christian witness that ...