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(p. xi) Note on Citations and Abbreviations

(p. xi) Note on Citations and Abbreviations

Wherever possible, citations to Hegel’s work are given first with the volume number and page number of the Gesammelte Werke, edited by the Academy of Sciences of Rhineland-Westphalia, in cooperation with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Hamburg: Meiner, 1968–. While the edition of the Werke in 20 volumes by Suhrkamp remains the most accessible German edition, it is time for GW to come into regular use as the authoritative edition. The recent release of a more compact edition of the major works will hopefully accelerate this move.

Following are the abbreviations that are used throughout the text for Hegel’s four major works. If the German edition referred to is not in the Gesammelte Werke, then the edition is listed in the Works Cited section of the chapter. There are multiple translations for all of Hegel’s major works. In the cases of The Science of Logic and the Philosophy of Right, all contributors to the Handbook used the same translations, which are listed here. In other cases, such as the Phenomenology of Spirit and the Encyclopedia, there are multiple translations, and the translation chosen is listed in the chapter’s Works Cited section. Also note that the Encyclopedia has three parts—Logic, Nature, and Spirit—that are typically cited separately in translation. Since they were part of a single bound volume and have section numbers shared by all editions (of the 1830 text), they all are referred to with a simple ‘E’. This means that in the individual bibliographies more than one translation can have the abbreviation ‘E’.

Another idiosncrasy of citing Hegel’s Encyclopedia and Philosophy of Right is the use of R (for remark) and A (for addition based on student lecture notes) to distinguish the passage cited from the main text.

In general, the authors do not indicate when they have altered the translation of Hegel’s texts.

E Enzyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften (1830). Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Basic Outline (1830).

PR Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts. Elements of the Philosophy of Right, translated by H. B. Nisbet and edited by Allen Wood. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

PS Phänomenologie des Geistes/Phenomenology of Spirit.

SL Wissenschaft der Logik. The Science of Logic, edited and translated by George di Giovanni. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. (p. xii)