Studies in Hegelian Cosmology. John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart 1901


Chapters V and VII of this book appeared, nearly in their present form, in the International Journal of Ethics. (July 1896, and July 1897.) The other chapters have not been previously published.

In referring to Hegel’s works I have used the Collected Edition, the publication of which began in 1832. For purposes of quotation I have generally availed myself of Wallace’s translation of the Encyclopaedia, of Dyde’s translation of the Philosophy of Law, and of Spiers’ and Sanderson’s translation of the Philosophy of Religion.

I am much indebted to Mr G. L. Dickinson, of King’s College in Cambridge, and to my wife, for their kindness in reading this book before its publication, and assisting me with many valuable suggestions.