Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DC036-2
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List of works

German editions of major works

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1968-) Gesammelte Werke, ed. von der Rheinisch-westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Hamburg: Meiner.

    (This is the historical-critical edition in progress which aims at completeness. Up to the end of 2003 eighteen volumes have appeared.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1832–45) Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe durch einen Verein von Freunden des Verewigten, Verein von Freunden des Verewigten in 21, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.

    (This is the first edition - inaugurated by an association of friends of Hegel - which contains a large amount of material from Hegel’s lectures. Of particular importance are vol. 9 Lectures on the Philosophy of History, vols 10, 1–3 Lectures on Aesthetics, vols 11–12 Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, vols 13–15 Lectures on the History of Philosophy.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1970) Werke in 20 Bänden (Theorie-Werkausgabe), ed. E. Moldenhauer and K.M. Michel, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

    (This is a modified and slightly enlarged reprint of the 1832–45 edition.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (c. 1793–1800) Theologische Jugendschriften, ed. H. Nohl, Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1907, reprinted 1968.

    (Collection of manuscripts and fragments written before 1801.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1801a) De Orbitis Planetarum, Jena: Seidler.

    (Hegel’s Habilitation Essay.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1801b) Differenz des Fichte’schen und Schelling’schen Systems der Philosophie, Jena: Seidler.

    (Hegel’s first philosophical publication.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1802) Glauben und Wissen oder die Reflexionsphilosophie der Subjektivität, in Kritisches Journal der Philosophie, ed. F.W.J. Schelling and G.W.F. Hegel, Tübingen: Cotta.

    (Contains his early criticism of Kant, Jacobi and Fichte.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (c. 1803–4) Jenaer Systementwürfe I, newly ed. K. Düsing and H. Kimmerle, Hamburg: Meiner, 1986.

    (Contains fragments of the first system draft.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (c. 1804–5) Jenaer Systementwürfe II, newly ed. R.P. Horstmann, Hamburg: Meiner, 1982.

    (Documents his early conception of logic and metaphysics and contains a fragmentary version of his philosophy of nature.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (c. 1805–6) Jenaer Systementwürfe III, newly ed. R.P. Horstmann, Hamburg: Meiner, 1987.

    (Incomplete versions of his philosophy of nature and of spirit.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1807) System der Wissenschaft. Erster Theil, die Phänomenologie des Geistes, Bamberg & Würzburg: Goebhardt.

    (The famous introduction to the system.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1812–16) Wissenschaft der Logik, Nürnberg: Schrag, 3 vols.

    (The most extensive elaboration of his metaphysical logic.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1821) Naturrecht und Staatswissenschaft im Grundrisse. Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts, Berlin: Nicolai.

    (Contains his theory of law and morality as well as his social and political philosophy.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1830) Enzyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse. Dritte Ausgabe, Heidelberg: Winter.

    (The last and most comprehensive version of his system.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1952–81) Briefe von und an Hegel, ed. J. Hoffmeister and F. Nicolin, Hamburg: Meiner, 4 vols.

    (A richly commented edition of his correspondence.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1983-) Vorlesungen. Ausgewählte Nachschriften und Manuskripte, Hamburg: Meiner.

    (Contains a large number of manuscripts which are based on student notes of Hegel’s lecture courses. Many of these manuscripts have been discovered only recently.)

English translations

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1892–6) Lectures on the History of Philosophy, trans. E.S. Haldane and F.H. Simson, London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trübner, 3 vols; reprinted, Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1983.

    (Translation of vols 13–15 of Hegel (1832–45).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1948) Early Theological Writings, trans. T.M. Knox, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

    (Translation of Hegel ( c.1793–1800).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1969) Science of Logic, trans. A.V. Miller, London: Allen & Unwin; repr. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1993.

    (Translation of Hegel (1812–16).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1970a) Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. A.V. Miller, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

    (Translation of Hegel (1807).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1970b) Philosophy of Nature, trans. and ed. M.J. Petry, London: Allen & Unwin, 3 vols.

    (Translation of part 2 of the Enzyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse in the version presented as vol. 7, 1 in Hegel (1832–45). With informative introduction and excellent explanatory notes. Also translated by A.V. Miller, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1975) Aesthetics, trans. T.M. Knox, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2 vols.

    (Translation of vols 10, 1–3 of Hegel (1832–45).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1977a) Faith and Knowledge, trans. and ed. W. Cerf and H.S. Harris, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

    (Translation of Hegel (1802).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1977b) The Difference between Fichte’s and Schelling’s System of Philosophy, trans. and ed. H.S. Harris and W. Cerf, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

    (Translation of Hegel (1801b).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1978) Philosophy of Subjective Spirit, trans. and ed. M.J. Petry, Dordrecht and Boston, MA: Reidel, 3 vols.

    (Contains a translation of the first section of part 3 of the Enzyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse in the version printed as vol. 7, 2 in Hegel (1832–45). With introduction and explanatory notes.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1984) Letters, trans. C. Butler and C. Seiler, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

    (Contains a selection from Hegel (1952–81).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1984–7) Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, trans. C.P. Hodgson and R.F. Brown, Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 3 vols.

    (Translation of vols 3–5 of Hegel (1983-).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1986) The Jena System of 1804–5: Logic and Metaphysics, trans. J. Burbidge et al., Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press.

    (Contains part of Hegel ( c.1804–05).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1988) Introduction to the Philosophy of History, trans. L. Rauch, Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company.

    (Contains material from vol. 9 of Hegel (1832–45).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1990) Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Outline, and Critical Writings, ed. E. Behler, New York: Continuum.

    (Contains a translation of the first edition of the Encyclopedia.)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1991a) The Encyclopaedia Logic, trans. T.F. Geraets, W.A. Suchting and H.S. Harris, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company.

    (Translation of part 1 of Enzyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse as printed in vol. 6 of Hegel (1832–45).)

  • Hegel, G.W.F. (1991b) Elements of the Philosophy of Right, trans. H.B. Nisbet, ed. A. Wood, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Translation of Hegel (1821).)

References and further reading

  • Beiser, F.C. (1993) The Cambridge Companion to Hegel, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Collection of essays on various topics of Hegel‘sphilosophy.)

  • Dickey, L. (1987) Hegel: Religion, Economics and Politics of the Spirit, 1770–1807, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Social, religious and political background of Hegel’s early philosophy.)

  • Düsing, K. (1983) Hegel und die Geschichte der Philosophie (Hegel and the History of Philosophy), Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

    (Focuses on Hegel’s interpretation of important positions in ancient and modern philosophy.)

  • Fulda, H.F. (1975) Das Problem einer Einleitung in Hegels Wissenschaft der Logik (The Problem of an Introduction to Hegel’s Science of Logic), Frankfurt: Klostermann, 2nd edn.

    (An essay on the role of the Phenomenology of Spirit in Hegel’s system.)

  • Hardimon, M. (1994) The Project of Reconciliation: Hegel’s Social Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Hegel’s views on the relation between the individual and the modern social world.)

  • Harris, H.S. (1972–83) Hegel’s Development, vol. 1 Toward the Sunlight 1770–1801, vol. 2 Night Thoughts. Jena 1801–1806, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Hegel’s intellectual development in the light of his early writings.)

  • Haym, R. (1857) Hegel und seine Zeit (Hegel and his Age), Berlin: Gärtner; repr. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1962.

    (Very important critical study of Hegel’s system and its development.)

  • Henrich, D. (1971) Hegel im Kontext (Hegel in Context), Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

    (Influential essays on logical themes.)

  • Horstmann, R.P. (1990) Wahrheit aus dem Begriff (Truth from the Concept), Frankfurt: Anton Hain.

    (Deals with metaphysical assumptions of Hegel’s philosophy.)

  • Inwood, M. (1983) Hegel, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    (Critical discussion of central topics.)

  • Jaeschke, W. (2003) Hegel-Handbuch. Leben, Werk, Wirkung, Stuttgart: Metzler.

    (A very accessible survey of all aspects of Hegel’s philosophy; contains valuable bibliographical information.)

  • McTaggart, J. (1910) A Commentary on Hegel’s Logic, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Still very informative.)

  • McTaggart, J. (1922) Studies in the Hegelian Dialectic, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (A well-informed contribution to Hegel’s methodology.)

  • Neuhouser, F. (2000) Foundations of Hegel’s Social Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    ((Deals illuminatingly with Hegel’s conception of freedom.)

  • Pinkard, T. (1994) Hegel’s Phenomenology. The Sociality of Reason, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (A penetrating interpretation of the aim and the structure of Hegel’s most influential book.)

  • Pinkard, T. (2000) Hegel. A Biography, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Presents Hegel’s life and philosophy against the background of the political, cultural and social situation of his age.)

  • Pippin, R.B. (1989) Hegel’s Idealism: The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Concentrates on Hegel’s epistemology and its Kantian sources.)

  • Rosen, M. (1982) Hegel’s Dialectic and its Criticism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Methodological problems of Hegel’s metaphysics.)

  • Rosenkranz, K. (1844) Hegel’s Leben (Hegel’s Life), Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.

    (The first biography of Hegel.)

  • Scholz, H. (1921) Die Bedeutung der Hegelschen Philosophie für das philosophische Denken der Gegenwart (The Relevance of Hegel’s Philosophy for Contemporary Philosophical Thought), Berlin: de Gruyter.

    (Contains a harsh criticism of Hegel’s endeavour.)

  • Stern, R. (1993) G.W.F. Hegel: Critical Assessments, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 4 vols.

    (A voluminous collection of essays on Hegel.)

  • Taylor, C. (1975) Hegel, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Still the most comprehensive introduction to Hegel for the English speaking reader.)

  • Theunissen, M. (1978) Sein und Schein. Die kritische Funktion der Hegelschen Logik (Being and Appearance. The critical function of Hegel’s Logic), Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

    (A very detailed account of central ideas of Hegel’s Logic.)

  • Wood, A. (1990) Hegel’s Ethical Thought, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (A modern interpretation of Hegel’s moral and social philosophy.)

Citing this article:
Horstmann, Rolf-peter. Bibliography. Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831), 2004, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DC036-2. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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