The philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel is certainly one of the richest and most complex philosophical endeavours in the history of Western thought. Hegelian scholars have either tried to make sense of its individual parts through detailed analyses, or to offer a comprehensive interpretation of the system as a whole. Attempts to combine these two approaches have often appealed to some key-concepts, such as historicity, recognition, dialectic, and Aufhebung, or to a combination of these concepts, in order to develop consistent interpretations of the different components of the system. This book lays the foundation for a similar interpretive project by focusing on Hegel's concept of recollection (Erinnerung). This collection of essays provides a detailed examination of the role played by recollection within the different spheres of the system, while at the same time ackwledging the specific character of its different instances. This undertaking is guided by the idea that the relationship between the different instances examined here constitutes a privileged key to the interpretation of Hegel's philosophy and allows a deeper understanding of some of its essential speculative moments.
Valentina Ricci (1981) received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Padua, Italy, in 2011, and is currently pursuing her second PhD at the University of California, Irvine. She specializes in German Idealism, with a focus on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, aesthetics, and theory of knowledge, and is currently working on a project involving political philosophy, philosophy of language, and women's studies. She has authored several articles and reviews on Hegel's philosophy. Federico Sanguinetti (1985) received his PhD from both the University of Padua and the University of Munster in 2013. He specializes in German Idealism and contemporary epistemology - particularly Hegel and McDowell - and has published several articles on Hegel and on topics related to his area of specialization.