Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Conspectus of Hegel’s book
The Science of Logic

Written: September-December 1914
First Published: 1929 in Lenin Miscellany IX
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th Edition, Moscow, 1976, Volume 38, p.85-241
Publisher: Progress Publishers
Translated: Clemence Dutt
Editor: Stewart Smith
Original Transcription & Markup: R. Cymbala & Andy Blunden
Re-Marked up & Proofread by: K. Goins (2007)
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Conspectus of Hegel’s book “The Science of Logic” consists of three notebooks, which have a common pagination from 1 to 115. On the cover of the first notebook, in addition to the inscription "Hegel. Logic I," there is the entry: “Notebooks on Philosophy. Hegel, Feuerbach and others.” On the cover of the second notebook, to the pagination 49-88, there is the appendage: NB p. 76 (pp. 192-193 of this volume). At the bottom of page III, there is written: "End of Logic. 17.XII.1914.” The conspectus was probably begun during the first half of September 1914, when Lenin moved from Poronin to Bern, Switzerland.

Note that this document has undergone special formating to ensure that Lenin’s sidenotes fit on the page, marking as best as possible where they were located in the original manuscript.


Cover of First Notebook

Prefaces & Introduction:

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction: General Concept of Logic

Book One: The Doctrine of Being

With What Should One Begin Science?
Section One: Determinateness (Quality)
Section Two: Magnitude (Quantity)
Section Three: Measure

Book Two: Essence

page 100

Section One: Essence as Reflection in Itself
Section Two: Appearance
Section Three: Actuality

Book Three: Subjective Logic or the Doctrine of the Notion

On the Notion in General
Section One: Subjectivity
Section Two: Objectivity
Section Three: The Idea


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