Some great points raised here for the discerning meditator, whether Hegel’s philosophy entices you or not.
This summer, I am making a commitment not to meditate. At least, not to meditate in any way that Western Buddhists would identify as Buddhist meditation. My meditation practice, I have decided, will be to do a slow and careful rereading of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, attempting to think dialectically about every argument Hegel makes.
In part, this is motivated by having recently read Zizek’s Less Than Nothing, which offers a fascinating and compelling interpretation of Hegel’s thought. In part, it is motivated by the enormous increase of attention to Hegel in the English-speaking world, and the numerous stimulating recent books on Hegel, such as Jameson’s The Hegel Variations and Pinkard’s Hegel’s Naturalism: Mind, Nature, and the Final Ends of Life. In addition, I came across a pdf of Pinkards new translation of the Phenomenology, and realized, thumbing through my yellowed copy, that it has been…
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