Terry Pinkard’s new translation of Hegel’s Phenomenology


Terry Pinkard (Philosophy, Georgetown University) has produced a new translation of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit (which will be published by Cambridge University Press), and he has generously made a draft of the text available online for use in classes. I thought some of you would like to know of this ambitious project, and also perhaps want to make use of the translation Pinkard has placed online in your current courses. To access the translation, please click here.

This is Pinkard’s explanation of what he is making available online:

This is the draft of my translation of Hegel’s Phänomenologie des Geistes.

When published, the text will be substantially modified from the form it takes here. This will bring it in line with the rest of Cambridge’s series on Hegel according to the wishes of the editor of the series. In the meantime, I am providing the English/German draft both in its complete form and as broken up into various chapters.  It is available for use in classes. There are bound to be some errors here and there, but since I have put the English text on the left and the German on the right, most of those blunders will, I hope, be easily caught.

And below, to give you a sense of what the posted text looks like, is the first paragraph of the opening section on sense-certainty (click on text to enlarge):

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