Hegel:Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion
Vol I: Introduction and the Concept of Religion
Peter C. Hodgson
The Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion represent the final and in some ways the decisive element of Hegel's entire philosophical system. His conception and execution of these crucial lectures differed so significantly on each of the occasions he delivered them - in 1821, 1824, 1827, and 1831 - that it is impossible, without destroying the structural integrity of the lectures, to conflate material from different years into an editorially constructed text. These volumes establish for the first time a critical edition, separating the series of lectures and publishing them as autonomous units on the basis of a complete re-editing of the sources.