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4) Hegel ordinarily uses terms with great precision and often intends quite exact distinctions and nuances, which we have at tempted to preserve. The fault of many English translations of Hegel has been a readiness to sacrifice terminological rigor to a misguided quest for fluency. Generally speaking, the more precisely Hegel's thought is rendered, the more intelligible it becomes. " Sometimes , however, without indulging in Heideggerian wordplay, he clearly has in mind the is 53 EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION etymology of terms, and when this is important for meaning we have attempted to convey it in translation.
The of body of "special materials" in the two editions . the 1824 or materials that cannot be attributed to the Ms. 63 The special materials do not include varia the main e wher only duced latter two lectures. Variants are repro ials mater al speci text is defective or a clear dividing line between nt evide is it and variants is lacking. From the Prefaces to W, and W,' s: the miscel that the special materials fall into three main group transcripts ing'sHenn P), (Misc laneous handwritten papers of Hegel lectures.
1824, 1827, or special materials available to W. This painstaking analysis was carried out by W. Jaeschke over a period of several years. A. thesis, Free University of Berlin, 1970). For Part II, he was assisted by P. Hodgson. Ad ditionally, of course, in order to use the extant 1827 transcripts source-critically, complete typed transcriptions had to be prepared of each of them, and this too was done by Jaeschke. 44 45 EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION as a verbatim transcript of the lectures as delivered, gives a different reading, or when at least Hu and An are in agreement against L.
A Mathematician Explains by Logsdon M.I.