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Lectures on the History of Philosophy (3 vols.)

By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel / Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. / 1892–1896


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Study the history of philosophical thought from a key thinker in modern continental philosophy. In Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Hegel looks at the history of philosophy through his own dialectical theory of the evolution of consciousness. A major work for studying Hegel’s approach to philosophical study, these lectures are a key to understanding his absolute idealism and his work on the history of ontological thought and the reality of thought determining our existential nature.

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Key Features

  • Explores several different foundations of philosophy
  • Offers introductory lectures from Hegel
  • Examines philosophy through the lens of Hegel’s views on consciousness

Product Details

Individual Titles

Lectures on the History of Philosophy, vol. 1

  • Author: George W.F. Hegel
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 487

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Volume one contains introductory lectures as well as lectures on Oriental philosophy, Indian philosophy, and the beginning of Greek philosophy.


  • First Period, First Division
    • The Ionic Philosophy
    • Pythagoras and Pythagoreans
    • The Eleatic School
    • Heraclitus
    • Empedocles, Leucippus and Democritus
    • Philosophy of Auaxagoras
  • First Period, Second Division
    • The Sophists
    • Socrates
    • The Philosophy of Socratics

Lectures on the History of Philosophy, vol. 2

  • Author: George W.F. Hegel
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 453

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume two contains the rest of the lectures on Greek philosophy, ending with the Neo-Platonists..


  • First Period, Third Division
    • The Philosophy of Plato
    • The Philosophy of Aristotle
  • Second Period—Dogmatism and Scepticism
    • The Philosophy of the Stoics
    • The Philosophy of the Epicureans
    • The Philosophy of the New Academy
    • Scepticism
  • Third Period—The Neo-Platonists
    • The Cabala and Gnosticism
    • The Alexandrian Philosophy

Lectures on the History of Philosophy, vol. 3

  • Author: George W.F. Hegel
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 571

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Volume three begins with the Church Fathers and ends with Kant, Fichte, and Schelling.


  • Part II: Philosophy of the Middle Ages
    • Arabian Philosophy
    • The Scholastic Philosophy
    • Revival of the Sciences
  • Part III: Modern Philosophy
    • Modern Philosophy in Its First Statement
    • Period of the Thinking Understanding
    • Recent German Philosophy

About Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He received his early education at the Gymnasium Illustre in Stuttgart. He entered the seminary at the University of Tubingen in 1788, graduating with a degree in theology. After graduating, Hegel tutored the children of an aristocratic family in Berlin. He left Berlin to lecture on logic and metaphysics at the university in Jena, becoming an Extraordinary Professor in 1805. Displaced by Napoleon’s campaign through Prussia, Hegel took the position of editor at a newspaper in Bamberg. In 1808, Hegel left Bamberg to become headmaster of a gymnasium in Nuremberg. In 1811, he married Marie Helena Susanna von Tucher, with whom he had two sons. Hegel briefly accepted a post at the University of Heidelberg before accepting the chair of philosophy at the University of Berlin, where he remained until his death.