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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Ivanka Knezevic

Class OutlineCourseSOCB42H3YLecture 16062010Topic Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelKey educational goalsoutcomes for todayUnderstand two main elements of Hegels philosophy of history idealism and evolutionismBe able to connect Hegels ideas to the earlier ones Plato Aristotle Comte Spencer and later ones Marx WeberDefine MindReasonSpirit Explain how it develops historically Explain how industrialbourgeois society influences the development of the MindUnderstand the basics of Hegels dialecticsReadingsAshley and Orenstein Chapter SixQuestions to guide the readingto think about ahead of time for studentsHow did the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars affect Germany during Hegels lifetimeDefine the Absolute SpiritHow did division of labour affect the development of human reasonWhy was Hegel critical of civil societyHegels view of society is considered critical not positivistic WhyWhat is the cunning of the reasonWhat are the stages of development of a phenomenon according to Hegels dialectic Explain how the development proceeds through themAGENDA FOR CLASSIntroductionToday we discuss the work of the German classic philosopher Hegel Although his own views of society are not often discussed nowadays you will notice that they share many characteristics of social evolutionism particularly that of Comte In this way Hegels writings are true products of his time His systematically critical attitude to the society and history was further developed by Marx Book review assignment
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