2017-02Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Refashioning the Spirit. Michael Inwood’s New Translation of Hegel’s Phenomenology


In March 2018 Oxford University Press will publish a new English translation of Hegel’s The Phenomenology of Spirit. It was translated anew, annotated and commented by Michael Inwood, a renowned authority in the field, author of Hegel (1983), Hegel’s Dictionary (1992) and A Commentary on Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind (2010). We thought this was a very good occasion to talk about this major work in the history of philosophy, the challenges faced by its translators and the nature of translating philosophical texts in general.

How to cite:

Inwood, Michael. “Refashioning the Spirit. Michael Inwood’s New Translation of Hegel’s Phenomenology.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 1, no. 2 (2017): 94-106. https://doi.org/10.26319/2918.


Michael Inwood
University of Oxford
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter 555, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG, United Kingdom

Marcin Rychter (Interviewer)
Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland

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