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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: June 2019

Chapter 2 - The Origin and Character of Hegel’s Concept of Geist

from Part I - Philosophy of Spirit and Hegel’s Philosophical System


The concept of Geist – mind or spirit – plays a central, indeed dominant, role in Hegel’s philosophy. But the concept seems to me to be very different in both its origin and its character than it is commonly taken to be. So I would like here to try to shed some light on both of these aspects.