Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
We have read the following by Hegel:
1. the Introduction to the Phenomenology of Spirit,
2. the Lordship and Bondage section from the Phenomenology of Spirit,
3. selections from The Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences
4. selections from the Philosophy of History.
At the end of the Introduction to the Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel writes:
In pressing forward to its true existence, consciousness will arrive at a point at which it gets rid of its semblance of being burdened with something alien, with what is only for it, and some sort of ‘other’, at a point where appearance becomes identical with essence, so that its exposition will coincide at just this point with the authentic Science of Spirit.
Using this passage as a guide, explain and justify the claim that the selections from the three works listed above represent and reflect Hegel’s view of philosophy. Provide appropriate passages to support your claims. If any secondary sources are consulted, they must be identified in a bibliography.