The current volume contains articles based on presentations at the 32nd International Hegel Congress of the International Hegel-Society at the University of Tampere: Hegelís Encyclopaedic System and its Legacy. The congress took place between June 5th and 8th 2018.
thinking about the main topic for this conference, a couple of things
immediately suggested themselves. 200 years had gone since the publication
of Hegelís Encyclopedia in 1817, so it was fitting to devote
a conference to this significant milestone in Hegelís oeuvre. In that
work, Hegelís system found its form in outline, to be revised and developed
in subsequent editions. The congress not only addressed the nature of
As we had the honour to be hosting the Hegel Gesellschaft meeting for the first time in Finland, or in the Nordic countries, we also wanted to dedicate a day in the program to Hegelís legacy in Finland, Scandinavia, and Russia. Finland is one of the countries where Hegelianism had a big influence in the phase of the nation-building, so there is general interest in Hegelianism in Finland, especially perhaps in J. V. Snellman.
As per usual, the conference presentations covered all aspects of Hegelscholarship. And as 200 years had also passed since the birth of Karl Marx, and the relationship between Marx and Hegel is of course a source of continuing interest, that was one special topic touched in the presentations.
Thanks to the quality of the presentations, the conference was a great success, and on behalf of the organizers I am very happy to thank the Hegel Society once more, and join the representatives of the Society in wishing you fruitful encounters with the texts in this collection.
& Humblot (2019) 692 pages