Episode 35, we got quickly submerged into the complexity of Hegel’s project as a whole and had recorded our allotted 3 hours or so before even getting to the famous “Master and Slave” part of our selection, so we held another discussion later in the same week, which will be issued as episode 36.
Though there will be some delays in your seeing these discussions due to our slow and laborious editing, this didn’t result in additional weeks added before episode 37 will be recorded, meaning you should see #36 as a bonus episode and not as another three weeks to sit and think about Hegel.
This goofy picture of Hegel was snatched from Win Corduan’s blog via my usual method of doing a quick Google image search and copying the URL of the weirdest looking thing I immediately see. However, I see that Corduan, who is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Taylor University in Upland, IN, has posted a pretty long (12 parts as of now) discussion called “Understanding Hegel” there that you might find interesting (it starts here). If anyone wades through a substantial chunk of it, please post a comment here and let us know if it was useful/informative. I immediately noticed this interesting tidbit there:
The First Review of the Phenomenology
From the Jenaer Allgemein Literatur Zeitung in Kaufmann, p. 327)
“Whether we have completely understood Herrn Hegel, we leave for him to judge. We have understood ourselves, but this is precisely the author’s most profound intention in his work. Regarding the author’s manner, however, we have often missed that necessity which should strike us as we consider each moment in turn. His manner is often harsh, dry, and more difficult to cope with than the subject matter; nor is it rare for it, this this is easily comprehensible at the beginning of such a work, to move around the subject uncertainly and hesitate anxiously before it finally hits it squarely. The fruit is delectable enough: the shell will fall off by itself as it grows ripe.”
(K. J. H. Windischmann (1775-1839), who crowned his career as professor of philosophy in Bonn)