Prolegomena to the Study of Hegel’s Philosophy and Especially of His Logic

Clarendon Press, 1894


Prolegomena to the Study of Hegel’s Philosophy and Especially of His Logic is an introduction to Hegel’s thought by William Wallace. Wallace translated Hegel’s The Science of Logic and Philosophy of Mind.

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Key Features

  • Explores the philosophies of Hegel
  • Offers the insights of the man who painstakingly translated Hegel’s works
  • Presents a thorough introduction to Hegel’s most significant ideas


  • Outlooks and Approaches to Hegel
    • Why Hegel Is Hard to Understand
    • Why Translate Hegel?
    • English Philosophy and Hegel
    • Hegel and Theology
    • Pseudo-Idealism: Jacobi
    • The Sciences and Philosophy
    • Anticipatory Sketch pf the Scope of Philosophy
    • The Sceptical Doubt: Hume
    • The Attempt at a Critical Solution: Kant
    • The Critical Solution (Continued): Kant
    • Synthesis and Reconstruction: Fichte
    • The Beginnings of Schelling
    • The Philosophy of Nature and Idealism
    • Transition to Hegel
  • In the Porches of Philosophy
    • The Two Ages of Reason
    • The New Idealism
    • Methods, Artificial and Natural
    • The Range of Personality
    • Genesis in Mental Life
    • General Law of the Philosophy of History
    • Abstract and Concrete: And the Ordinary Logic
    • From Sense to Thought
    • Figurate or Representative Thought
    • From Substance to Subject
    • Reason and the Dialect of Understanding
  • Logical Outlines
    • Thought Pure and Entire
    • Absolute and Relative: Or the Categories
    • The Three Parts of Logic
    • The Search for a First Principle
    • The Logic of Description: Natural Realism: Being
    • The Logic of Explanation and Realistic Metaphysics: Essence
    • The Logic of Comprehension and Idealism: The Notion

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About William Wallace

William Wallace (1844–1897) was born in Fife. He attended St. Andrews University and Balliol College, Oxford. He became a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, in 1872 and White’s professor of moral philosophy in 1882.


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