Half Hour Hegel - The Complete Phenomenology of Spirit (eventually)
the course site for Patreon supporters of the Half Hour Hegel project
This is a course site I've created as a perk for the Patreon supporters of the Half Hour Hegel project. At this point, the Half Hour Hegel project is close to the half-way mark in its main purpose - creating commentary videos working through the entirety of G.W.F. Hegel's notoriously difficult work, the Phenomenology of Spirit.
The site provides curated links to all of the commentary videos as they are developed. It also includes other interesting and useful resources for students, and a locus for a community of inquiry comprised of those studying, working through, and applying Hegel's work.
After a successful career as a college professor, researcher, and administrator, I started our company, ReasonIO (with my wife and partner, Andi Sciacca) in order to help people study and apply philosophy in public, practical, and professional contexts. I continue teaching philosophy, literature, religious studies, and humanities courses at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
I take difficult philosophical texts, thinkers, and topics, and make them accessible for everyday people. That's how philosophy gets traction and remains closely connected with real life! The work I do with ReasonIO includes online course development and teaching, public speaking, organizational and ethics consulting, tutorial sessions, development of philosophy content, and philosophical counseling.
My work and expertise covers a wide range of topics, thinkers, and texts in western philosophy, ranging through ancient, medieval, modern, and late modern periods. Among the schools, movements, and traditions I draw upon are Platonism, Aristotelianism, Stoicism, Patristic and Medieval Christian thought, Dialectical thought, Existentialism, Critical Theory, and Philosophy as a Way of Life.
From 2016 to 2022, I served as the Editor of Stoicism Today. I remain a member of the Modern Stoicism, ltd. team. I am also the producer of the Half Hour Hegel series, which is nearing its completion. I have authored one book (Reason Fulfilled By Revelation), edited two volumes (Stoicism Today Selected Essays, volume 3 and volume 4), and published dozens of articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. Although I work in significant part outside of the academy, I remain actively engaged in research and scholarship.
In recent years, I have held a Research Residency at the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies, been a Visiting Scholar position at European Graduate School, and was a Charles Chesnutt Library Fellow. I am also an APPA-certified Philosophical Counselor.
PreviewThe Preface (paragraphs 1-72)
PreviewThe Introduction (paragraphs 73-89)
StartConsciousness - Sense-Certainty (paragraphs 90-110)
StartConsciousness - Perception (paragraphs 111-131)
StartConsciousness - Force and the Understanding (paragraphs 132-165)
StartSelf-Consciousness - The Truth of Self-Certainty (paragraphs 166-177)
StartSelf-Consciousness - Lordship and Bondage (paragraphs 178-196)
StartSelf-Consciousness - Stoicism, Skepticism, and the Unhappy Consciousness (paragraphs 197-230)