drewdeman replied to your post:Talk about reading a book at the right time. When…

Hegel is a notoriously difficult read - a lot of really powerful intellects have grappled with him. Luckily, we get Hegel distilled through Marx, and outward from the Marxian lens into worthy critique, so bounce it off everything else you know.

That’s exactly what I’ve been doing. I just take my Marxist understanding of things and place it on its head, then it usually becomes clear.

I picked up The Phenomenology out of pure hubris. Every word means something else entirely. The best thing that has happened is that it has forced me to relearn everything I thought I knew about philosophy and the history of ideas.