Hegel’s Trinitarian Claim

JPI 969

This seminar approaches Hegel’s understanding of absolute spirit with an eye to examine his account of the Triune Mystery as the exact opposite of an elucidation of the Triune God in terms of love and gift. The seminar studies how, thanks to its absolute negativity, the absolute spirit generates itself (immanent Trinity) and reaches its concreteness in the Holy Spirit and spiritual community by necessarily passing through the divine diremption (creation) and reconciliation. Hegel’s thought will be studied through a close reading of the following texts: Lectures of the Philosophy of Religion, vol. 3: The Consummate Religion (years 1824 and 1827); Science of Logic (selections); Encyclopedia (sections of Logic and of Philosophy of Spirit); Phenomenology of Spirit (selections).



Course Texts for Fall 2021

• Hegel, Lectures on The Philosophy of Religion. Vol III: The Consummate Religion, trans. R.F. Brown, P. C. Hodgson, and J. M. Stewart (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1998). (=VPR).  ISBN: 0520213742.
• Hegel, The Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences (1830), trans. J. N. Findlay (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975). (=E)
            Vol. I: Logic. ISBN: 0198245122.
            Vol. III: Philosophy of Mind. ISBN: 0198750145.
• Hegel, Science of Logic, trans. A.V. Miller (New York: Humanity Books, 1969). (=WL) ISBN: 1573922803.
• Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. A.V. Miller (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977) (=PG). ISBN: 0198245971.

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