This text provides brief introductions to Hegel's methodology, philosophical system, and concept of "spirit". The book is divided into two parts, the first concerned with Hegel's philosophy of "subjective spirit", the second with his philosophy of "objective spirit". It studies Hegel's chapters in the "philosophy of spirit" on anthropology (the "soul"), phenomenology (consciousness), and psychology (mind), which comprise Hegel's treatment of the cognitive ego in "subjective spirit"; this is followed by the development of the volitional ego in "objective spirit", chapters on "abstract right" (concerned with the rights and duties of the person), morality (which exposes the emptiness of individualistic morality), and finally "ethical substance" (which makes explicit the ethical character of the family, civil society, and the state.). The conclusion focuses upon the relationship between morality and "ethical substance", viewing it in terms of limited fulfilled volition. The principle of "absolute spirit" is also briefly discussed in order to put "subjective" and "objective spirit" in their overall developmental context.
An appendix containing important passages from Hegel's logic is provided.