Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel bibliography

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The following list of works by German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831).

Collected works in German

Standard citation numbers

Hegel is cited—unless otherwise specified—on the basis of his output according to Eva Moldenhauer and Karl Markus Michel, Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp, 1979. Prior to 1979, see below. Additions such as "A" or "B" refer to annotations added to the original text.

Band or the abbreviation Bd. is the German word meaning the volume number of the work.

The "1817 Encyclopaedia" contained only outline notes for students, called Zusatz ("addition"). They are often combined with the three books of Hegel's later work called "System der Philosophie I, II, III," the combinations being called the Encyclopaedia I, II and III.

Werke in 20 Bänden—work in 20 volumes, eds., E. Moldenhauer and K. M. Michel (Suhrkamp, 1969–1971).

Abbreviation Band Work
FS 1 Early Writings (Frühe Schriften)
JS 2 Jena writings
PG 3 Phenomenology of Spirit
NS 4 Nürnberger und Heidelberger Schriften
L I 5 Wissenschaft der Logik I
L II 6 Wissenschaft der Logik II
R 7 Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts
E I 8 Enzyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften I
E II 9 Enzyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften II
E III 10 Enzyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften III
BS 11 Berliner Schriften 1818–1831
PGh 12 Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Geschichte
Ä I 13 Vorlesungen über die Ästhetik I
Ä II 14 Vorlesungen über die Ästhetik II
Ä III 15 Vorlesungen über die Ästhetik III
Rel I 16 Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Religion I
Rel II 17 Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Religion II
GP I 18 Vorlesungen über die History der Philosophie I
GP II 19 Vorlesungen über die History der Philosophie II
GP III 20 Vorlesungen über die History der Philosophie III

Other volume numbers exist for the different editions of his complete works that were published at various times over the past two centuries:

Berlin 1832–1845 edition

Vollständige Ausgabe -- full output

  • Bd. 1 Philosophische Abhandlungen
  • Bd. 2 Phänomenologie des Geistes
  • Bd. 3–5 Wissenschaft der Logik
  • Bd. 6–7 Encyklopädie . . .
  • Bd. 8 Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts . . .
  • Bd. 9 Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Geschichte
  • Bd. 10 Vorlesungen über die Ästhetik
  • Bd. 11–12 Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Religion . .
  • Bd. 13–15 Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der Philosophie
  • Bd. 16–17 Vermischte Schritten
  • Bd. 18 Philosophische Propädeutik
  • Erg. Bd. 19 hg. von K. Hegel: Briefe von und an Hegel. Leipzig 1887

Stuttgart 1927–1940 edition

Sämtliche Werke -- complete set of works Ed., H. Glockner

  • Bd. 1 Aufsätze aus dem Kritischen Journal . .
  • Bd. 2 Phänomenologie des Geistes
  • Bd. 3 Philosophische Propädeutik
  • Bd. 4–5 Wissenschaft der Logik
  • Bd. 6 Enzyklopädie . . . (1817) u.a. Schriften
  • Bd. 7 Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts
  • Bd. 8–10 System der Philosophie
  • Bd. 11 Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Geschichte
  • Bd. 12–14 Vorlesungen über die Ästhetik
  • Bd. 15–16 Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Religion
  • Bd. 17–19 Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der Philosophie
  • Bd. 20 Vermischte Schriften aus der Berliner Zeit

Leipzig 1911 edition

Sämtliche Werke, eds., Georg Lasson, später J. Hoffmeister.

  • Bd.1 Erste Druckschriften. 1928
  • Bd.2 Phänomenologie des Geistes. 1921 (1907)
  • Bd.3–4 Wissenschaft der Logik. 1923
  • Bd.5 Enzyklopädie . . . [1827 u. 1830]. 1920 (1905)
  • Bd.6 Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts. 1911
  • Bd.7 Schriften zur Politik und Rechtsphilosophie. 1913
  • Bd.8-9 Philosophie der Weltgeschichte. 1919-1944
  • Bd.10(A) Vorlesungen über die Ästhetik. Teilbd. i. 1931
  • Bd.12–14 Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Religion. 1921, 1927
  • Bd.15(A) Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der Philosophie. Teilbd. 1 1940
  • Bd.18 Jenenser Logik, Metaphysik und Naturphilosophie. 1923
  • Bd.19 Jenenser Realphilosophie I. 1932
  • Bd.20 Jenenser Realphilosophie II. 1931
  • Bd.21 Nürnberger Schritten 1808-1816. 1938

Hamburg, 1968

Akademieausgabe. Gesammelte Werke

Translations of major works

Tübingen, Berne, Frankfurt period

  • Three Essays 1793-95 (Tübingen, Berne 1793–95), tr. J. Dobbins and P. Fuss 1984
  • Early Theological Writings (Berne, Frankfurt 1795–1800), tr. T.M. Knox 1948, reprinted 1971

Jena period

  • The Difference Between Fichte's and Schelling's Systems of Philosophy (the 'Differenzschrift') (Jena 1801), tr. H.S. Harris and W. Cerf 1977.
    • Available online: German text
  • Natural Law (Jena, 1802), tr. T.M. Knox 1975
  • Faith and Knowledge (Jena, 1802), tr. W. Cerf and H.S. Harris 1977
  • System of Ethical Life and First Philosophy of Spirit (Jena, 1802, 1803–4), tr. H.S. Harris and T.M. Knox 1979.
    • Available online: System of Ethical Life
  • The Jena System 1804-5: Logic and Metaphysics (Jena, 1804–5), tr. J. Burbidge and G. di Giovanni 1986. Second Jena system
  • Hegel and the Human Spirit (Jena, 1805–6), tr. L. Rauch 1983. Third Jena system.
    • Available online: English text (in part)
  • Phenomenology of Spirit (Jena, 1807), tr. A.V. Miller 1977,
    • or in a looser but more readable translation, as The Phenomenology of Mind, tr. J.B. Baillie 1910, revised 1931.
    • Available online: German text, German text on a single page, Baillie translation, Baillie translation
  • Spirit: Book Six of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, (ed.) D.E. Shannon, 2001

Nürnberg period

  • The Philosophical Propaedeutic (Nürnberg, 1808–11), tr. A.V. Miller, 1986.
    • Available online: Section on Phenomenology, Section on Logic
  • Science of Logic (Nürnberg, 1812–16, rev. Berlin 1831),
    • tr. A.V. Miller 1969 pb
    • 2 volumes, tr. W.H. Johnston and L.G. Struthers 1929.
    • Available online: German text part 1, part 2, Miller translation (extracts)

Heidelberg period

  • Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Outline (Heidelberg 1817), tr. S.H. Taubeneck 1990.
    • This includes the Encyclopaedia Logic, Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Mind
  • Encyclopaedia Logic (also known as Shorter Logic) (Heidelberg, 1817, rev. Berlin 1827, 1830), tr. T.F. Geraets et al. 1991 pb,
    • or in a much worse translation, as Hegel's Logic or The Logic of Hegel, tr. W. Wallace 1873, reprinted 1975,
    • Available online: German text, Wallace translation
  • Encyclopaedia Philosophy of Nature (Heidelberg, 1817, rev. Berlin, 1827, 1830)
    • as The Philosophy of Nature, tr. A.V. Miller 1970,
    • In a better translation with the German on opposite pages, in 3 volumes, tr. M.J. Petry 1970
    • Available online: German text, Taubeneck translation of 1817 edition
  • Encyclopaedia Philosophy of Spirit (Heidelberg, 1817, rev. Berlin, 1827, 1830)
    • as Hegel's Philosophy of Mind, tr. W. Wallace 1894, republished with additions, tr. A.V. Miller 1971 pb.
    • Also, with the German on opposite pages and an 1825 set of students lecture notes as an appendix, as Hegel's Philosophy of Subjective Spirit, 3 volumes, tr. M.J. Petry 1978.
    • Petry republished the section on Phenomenology, with the 1825 lecture notes interpolated between the paragraphs of Hegel's text instead of the usual additions, as The Berlin Phenomenology 1981
    • Available online: German text, Wallace translation
  • Lectures on Natural Right and Political Science (Heidelberg, 1817–18), tr. J.M. Stewart and P.C. Hodgson 1995

Berlin period

  • Philosophy of Right (Berlin, 1821)
    • Elements of the Philosophy of Right, tr. H.B. Nisbet 1991 pb, preferable to the older translations
    • Hegel's Philosophy of Right, tr. T. Knox 1952 pb, and, tr. Dyde 1897. Available online
  • Lectures on the Philosophy of History (Berlin, 1820s) as
    • The Philosophy of History, tr. J. Sibree 1858, revised 1899, reprinted 1956 pb.
    • The introduction is published separately, in much better translations than Sibree's,
    • Reason in History, tr. R.S. Hartman 1953,
    • Introduction to the Philosophy of History, tr. L. Rauch 1988 pb;
    • Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, Introduction: Reason in History, tr. H.B. Nisbet 1975 pb. More complete version of introduction. Available online: Sibree translation of introduction.
    • A new translation is now available: Lectures on the Philosophy of History, trans. Ruben Alvarado.[1]
  • Lectures on Aesthetics (Berlin, 1820s), as
    • Hegel's Aesthetics, 2 volumes, tr. T.M. Knox 1979.
    • The introduction is published separately as Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics, tr. B. Bosanquet 1886, reissued 1993 pb, and also as
    • Hegel's Introduction to Aesthetics, tr. T.M. Knox 9179.
    • Available online: Knox translation of whole text
  • Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion (Berlin, 1821–31), 3 volumes, tr. P.C. Hodgson et al. 1984–87.
    • Preferable to the older version, tr. E.B. Speirs and J.B. Sanderson 1895, reprinted 1968.
    • Available online: Speirs and Sanderson translation (introduction)
    • Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion: One-volume Edition, The Lectures of 1827 (Berlin, 1827), tr. P.C. Hodgson et al. 1988.
    • The 1827 version of the lectures extracted from the 3-volume edition
  • Lectures on the Proofs of the Existence of God, tr. P.C. Hodgson 2007
  • Lectures on the History of Philosophy (Berlin, 1820s), 3 volumes, tr. E. S. Haldane and F. Simson 1892–96, reprinted 1995 pb.
    • A more accurate version of volume 3 is published as Lectures on the History of Philosophy: The Lectures of 1825-26.
    • Volume 3: Medieval and Modern Philosophy, tr. R. F. Brown and J. M. Stewart 1990.
    • The various introductions are translated separately as Introduction to the Lectures on the History of Philosophy, tr. T.M. Knox and A.V. Miller 1985 pb.
    • Available online: Haldane and Simson translation (selections)


  • Hegel: The Letters, tr. C. Butler and C. Seiler 1984

Translations of minor works

Jena period

  • Two fragments of 1797 on love (1797), Clio 8 (2), 1979
  • Two fragments on the ideal of social life (1799–1800), Clio 10 (4), 1981
  • The relationship of skepticism to philosophy (1801), in G. di Giovanni and H.S. Harris, tr. Between Kant and Hegel: Texts in the Development of Post-Kantian Idealism, 1985
  • On the nature of philosophical critique (1802), partly translated in M.N. Forster, 'Hegel's Idea of a Phenomenology of Spirit, 1998, pp. 605–607
  • Aphorisms from the wastebook (1803–1806), Independent Journal of Philosophy 3, 1979
  • Who thinks abstractly? (1807–1808), in Walter Kaufmann's Hegel: Reinterpretation, Texts and Commentary, pp. 461-465. Available online: German text, English text

Berlin period

  • Reason and religious truth (1821), foreword to H. Hinrich's Religion in its Inner Relation to Science, in F. Weiss (ed.) Beyond Epistemology: New Studies in the Philosophy of Hegel, pp. 227–244. Available online: German text
  • Miscellaneous Writings of G.W.F. Hegel, (ed.) J. Stewart (2000)

Untranslated or only recently translated

A number of student lecture notes from Hegel's classes remain untranslated:

  • VPR: Vorlesungen über Rechtsphilosophie (Lectures on the Philosophy of Right) Edited by K.-H. Ilting. Stuttgart: Frommann Verlag, 1974. 4 volumes; cited by volume and page number.
  • VPR17: Die Philosophie des Rechts: Die Mitschriften Wannenmann (Heidelberg 1817–1818) und Homeyer (Berlin 1818–1819). Edited by K.-H. Ilting. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta Verlag, 1983.
  • VPR19: Philosophie des Rechts: Die Vorlesung von 1819/1820. Edited by Dieter Henrich. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1983.

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