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Journal: Horizon. Studies in Phenomenology (Vol.7, No. 2)

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Page : 563-575

Keywords : Hegel; Encyclopedia; system; spirit; nature; categories of logic; Russian reception of Hegel.;

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This review examines the main aspects of the 32nd International Hegel Congress, which was held in Finland in early June 2018. The analysis of Hegel's Encyclopedia of Philosophical Sciences was chosen as the central theme of this congress. The participants especially focused on the relation between Encyclopedia and Hegel's other works, as well as on the interpretation of the semantic features in various versions of the Encyclopedia. Most reports argued that the form of Encyclopedia is, by no means, an external and accidental limitation which thinking is organized in, but it is determined by the very nature and originality of the “method” of Hegel's dialectically speculative philosophy. The main emphasis in the reports was laid on the study of those forms of thinking and knowledge, which Hegel applied in order to give a holistic picture of the correlation between the spirit, nature and logical categories. Therein, researchers revealed some ways of employment of Hegelian ideas for modern studies. Besides, we should pay attention to another cross-cutting theme of the Congress, i.e. an analysis of the subjective spirit, since the integrity problem becomes objective and is realized as an object in the individual self-awareness. The section devoted to “Hegel in Russia” became especially prominent for the congress. Reports on this issue delivered at the congress may be divided into two categories, i.e. Russian Hegelianism of the 19th and the early 20th century and comprehension of Hegel's ideas in the USSR period. Therein, it should be noted that Hegelianism of the Soviet period attracted more speakers and aroused more interest for the public, apparently, due to the fact that at that time both it reflected the ideological and inner sides of that modernization project, implemented in Russia in the 20th century. Besides, some reports were focused on the analysis of ideas of emigration of the Soviet period.

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