Hegel Phenomenology Masterclass 2022
"I f I can master Hegel, I can master anything!"
This October of 2022 brace yourselves for the arrival of absolute SPIRIT and awakening to your true self-consciousness, as Dr. Filip Niklas presents his new course on Hegel's masterpiece "The Phenomenology of the Spirit".
"Education is the art of making people ethical" As the grandmaster Hegel himself said. And such will be the idea of this course as well.
Hegel’s most influential work, The Phenomenology of Spirit, aims at nothing less than ‘the coming to be of knowledge’ . This work has exercised tremendous influence and inspiration on thinkers like Karl Marx, Søren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Richard Rorty, John McDowell, Robert Brandom, Slavoj Žižek and many others. Hegel asks: What is the nature of knowing?
Yet, Hegel not only asks for theoretical knowledge, but also for the certainty of my immediate situation: that there is a street outside that window; that there are invisible laws at work when I let go of this cup midair; that I feel drawn towards certain things and how I orient myself among others in society. Hegel thought that consciousness is intrinsically oriented towards knowing the world and itself, but that it would often undermine its own projects despite the best of intentions.
This is the ultimate Hegel course on the Phenomenology of Spirit on the Internet. So if you always wanted to study Hegel, this is the right course for you.
Hegel is a notoriously difficult philosopher—a philosopher’s philosopher—but like an old teacher once said, “If I can master Hegel, I can master anything!” A good portion of this course will train your ability to read, understand and communicate Hegel’s ideas, which will in turn hone your intellectual aptitude and make you a better philosopher.
"The ripest maturity, the highest stage, that anything can attain is the one at which its fall begins." Hegel
“The length of the journey has to be borne with, for every moment is necessary.”
Your Lecturer: Dr. Filip Niklas
Filip Niklas has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Warwick. His thesis on Hegel’s Critique of Determinism: Justifying Unfreedom as A Moment of Freedom, was supervised by Prof. Stephen Houlgate.
He has organized the conference series Hegel at Warwick, which saw five installations inviting world-leading Hegel scholars on examining Hegel’s philosophy. Filip was recipient of a DAAD scholarship in 2019 to study at the University of Heidelberg for one year. He has given talks on Hegel, Collingwood and Kant. In 2017-2019, he edited the philosophy journal Plí.