Gregory B. Sadler is creating Philosophy Videos in the Half-Hour Hegel Series
61

patrons

$142
per Video
For years, my YouTube audience asked me to tackle a very complex classic work in Philosophy - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

After a lot of thought, I decided to attempt something that has never before been done - a video series that would provide expert commentary, going through Hegel's text paragraph by paragraph. There are excellent commentaries on the Phenomenology available in book form. There are even some great videos out there about parts or aspects of Hegel's thought. But, until now, there has never been a digital series providing in-depth but also down-to-earth commentary covering the entire work.

Actually, there still isn't, at least not entirely! Right now, after nearly two and a half years of solid work, I've produced over 125 half-hour videos covering the first 320 paragraphs of the work - so we're getting close to the halfway point! You can see what I've done by going to the Half-Hour Hegel blog, where I've started curating and arranging the videos, anticipating a lot more content to organize over the next several years.

Here's where you come in - if you'd like to support an innovative educational project that will provide a valuable resource for generations to come. I do all of the planning, shooting, teaching, editing, and uploading for this series - and a lot of time, work, and thought goes into each video. I'm actually all right with that - I enjoy reading and teaching about Hegel, and viewers watching and learning from the videos say they get a lot out of them - but I'd love to be able to make at least a portion of my living sharing my knowledge and my passion for this work. So, I'm looking for patrons who'd like to support this long-term project - if you see the value in this work, you're exactly the kind of person I'd like to have behind me!

I'm committed to seeing the entire project through, all the way to the last paragraph (#808) of the work. I've already put in one and a half years of work, and at the rate of one or two videos a week, I'm expecting the entire project will demand another 3 years from me.



Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per Video 32 patrons
If you support the Half Hour Hegel project at this level, not only do you have my gratitude, but I'll also grant you Access to my Patreon-only Feed.

And - NEW PERK - free access to the Half Hour Hegel course site!
 
You'll also get special offers on my classes, workshops, and other services - not only on Hegel, but many other philosophers as well.
Supporter Plus
$2 or more per Video 13 patrons
You agree with Hegel that "reason is purposive activity," and commit yourself to realizing the purposes of this project.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed
  • Free enrollment in the Half Hour Hegel course site
  • A Personalized Thank You Note from Me (mailed to your address)
Supporter Double-Plus
$3 or more per Video 10 patrons
You understand that "self-consciousness is desire in general," and you particularly desire to help develop a digital commentary designed to help others into the life of Spirit.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $2 level
  • Participation in Exclusive Online Monthly Hegel Study Sessions with me (via Google Hangouts)

Contributor
$5 or more per Video 6 of 100 patrons
You are up for the entire "seriousness, the suffering, the patience, and the labor of the negative" of the process.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $3 level
  • Credit as a Patron at the End of Each New Video and on the Half Hour Hegel blog
  • One 1-on-1 one-hour Philosophy Tutoring Session (via skype) with me
(Credit and tutoring sessions are available to patrons fully supporting at the $5 level, i.e. without monthly caps)
Contributor Plus
$10 or more per Video 1 of 30 patrons
You're embarked upon the pilgrimage of "grasping and expressing the ultimate truth not as Substance but as Subject as well," and supporting the Hegel commentary designed to make that universally accessible in the digital age.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $5 level
  • A Copy of Miller's Translation of the Phenomenology of Spirit, signed with a personal note from me (to use as we proceed through the work)
  • One one-hour Philosophy Tutoring Session - each quarter of the year (while Half-Hour Hegel is being produced)
(Credit, tutoring sessions, and book copies are available to patrons fully supporting at the $10 level, i.e. without monthly caps)
Underwriter
$25 or more per Video 1 of 8 patrons
You believe that our own "epoch is a birth-time, and a period of transition," and you want to play an active role in providing and shaping the new conceptual tools for our digital age.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $10 level
  • One one-hour Philosophy Tutoring Session - each month (while Half-Hour Hegel is being produced)
  • You Select Classical Theme Music for all of the videos covering one section of the Phenomenology
(Credit, tutoring sessions, and book copies are available to patrons fully supporting at the $25 level, i.e. without monthly caps)
Patron
$100 or more per Video 0 of 3 patrons
Like Hegel, you desire, and commit your self and your resources towards "the explicit realisation of a community of conscious life."

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $25 level
  • One one-hour Philosophy Tutoring Session - each week (while Half-Hour Hegel is being produced)
  • You Select Classical Theme Music for all of the videos covering one section of the Phenomenology
  • 1-Day Intensive On-Location Workshop on Hegel, led by me, in a mutually agreeable location (details to be arranged at time of booking - after 3 months of support)
(Credit, tutoring sessions, workshops and book copies are available to patrons fully supporting at the $100 level, i.e. without monthly caps)
Patron of Largesse
$500 or more per Video 0 of 1 patrons
Simply put, you realize: "The true is the whole."  And . . . . you've got immense resources that you want to put behind this project, since you see it as a lasting public good!

At this level, you'll receive:
  • All of the rewards from each of the previous levels
  • A 3-Day Intensive On-Location Workshop on Hegel, led by me, in a mutually agreeable location (details to be arranged at time of booking - after 2 months of support)
(Credit, tutoring sessions, workshops and book copies are available to patrons fully supporting at the $500 level, i.e. without monthly caps - the workshop available after one full month of support)
Goals
$142 of $175 per Video
When patrons fund the Half-Hour Hegel video series at this level, I'll start creating handouts corresponding to what I've got on the chalkboard on selected videos!
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For years, my YouTube audience asked me to tackle a very complex classic work in Philosophy - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

After a lot of thought, I decided to attempt something that has never before been done - a video series that would provide expert commentary, going through Hegel's text paragraph by paragraph. There are excellent commentaries on the Phenomenology available in book form. There are even some great videos out there about parts or aspects of Hegel's thought. But, until now, there has never been a digital series providing in-depth but also down-to-earth commentary covering the entire work.

Actually, there still isn't, at least not entirely! Right now, after nearly two and a half years of solid work, I've produced over 125 half-hour videos covering the first 320 paragraphs of the work - so we're getting close to the halfway point! You can see what I've done by going to the Half-Hour Hegel blog, where I've started curating and arranging the videos, anticipating a lot more content to organize over the next several years.

Here's where you come in - if you'd like to support an innovative educational project that will provide a valuable resource for generations to come. I do all of the planning, shooting, teaching, editing, and uploading for this series - and a lot of time, work, and thought goes into each video. I'm actually all right with that - I enjoy reading and teaching about Hegel, and viewers watching and learning from the videos say they get a lot out of them - but I'd love to be able to make at least a portion of my living sharing my knowledge and my passion for this work. So, I'm looking for patrons who'd like to support this long-term project - if you see the value in this work, you're exactly the kind of person I'd like to have behind me!

I'm committed to seeing the entire project through, all the way to the last paragraph (#808) of the work. I've already put in one and a half years of work, and at the rate of one or two videos a week, I'm expecting the entire project will demand another 3 years from me.



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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per Video 32 patrons
If you support the Half Hour Hegel project at this level, not only do you have my gratitude, but I'll also grant you Access to my Patreon-only Feed.

And - NEW PERK - free access to the Half Hour Hegel course site!
 
You'll also get special offers on my classes, workshops, and other services - not only on Hegel, but many other philosophers as well.
Supporter Plus
$2 or more per Video 13 patrons
You agree with Hegel that "reason is purposive activity," and commit yourself to realizing the purposes of this project.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed
  • Free enrollment in the Half Hour Hegel course site
  • A Personalized Thank You Note from Me (mailed to your address)
Supporter Double-Plus
$3 or more per Video 10 patrons
You understand that "self-consciousness is desire in general," and you particularly desire to help develop a digital commentary designed to help others into the life of Spirit.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $2 level
  • Participation in Exclusive Online Monthly Hegel Study Sessions with me (via Google Hangouts)

Contributor
$5 or more per Video 6 of 100 patrons
You are up for the entire "seriousness, the suffering, the patience, and the labor of the negative" of the process.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $3 level
  • Credit as a Patron at the End of Each New Video and on the Half Hour Hegel blog
  • One 1-on-1 one-hour Philosophy Tutoring Session (via skype) with me
(Credit and tutoring sessions are available to patrons fully supporting at the $5 level, i.e. without monthly caps)
Contributor Plus
$10 or more per Video 1 of 30 patrons
You're embarked upon the pilgrimage of "grasping and expressing the ultimate truth not as Substance but as Subject as well," and supporting the Hegel commentary designed to make that universally accessible in the digital age.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $5 level
  • A Copy of Miller's Translation of the Phenomenology of Spirit, signed with a personal note from me (to use as we proceed through the work)
  • One one-hour Philosophy Tutoring Session - each quarter of the year (while Half-Hour Hegel is being produced)
(Credit, tutoring sessions, and book copies are available to patrons fully supporting at the $10 level, i.e. without monthly caps)
Underwriter
$25 or more per Video 1 of 8 patrons
You believe that our own "epoch is a birth-time, and a period of transition," and you want to play an active role in providing and shaping the new conceptual tools for our digital age.

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $10 level
  • One one-hour Philosophy Tutoring Session - each month (while Half-Hour Hegel is being produced)
  • You Select Classical Theme Music for all of the videos covering one section of the Phenomenology
(Credit, tutoring sessions, and book copies are available to patrons fully supporting at the $25 level, i.e. without monthly caps)
Patron
$100 or more per Video 0 of 3 patrons
Like Hegel, you desire, and commit your self and your resources towards "the explicit realisation of a community of conscious life."

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Everything from the $25 level
  • One one-hour Philosophy Tutoring Session - each week (while Half-Hour Hegel is being produced)
  • You Select Classical Theme Music for all of the videos covering one section of the Phenomenology
  • 1-Day Intensive On-Location Workshop on Hegel, led by me, in a mutually agreeable location (details to be arranged at time of booking - after 3 months of support)
(Credit, tutoring sessions, workshops and book copies are available to patrons fully supporting at the $100 level, i.e. without monthly caps)
Patron of Largesse
$500 or more per Video 0 of 1 patrons
Simply put, you realize: "The true is the whole."  And . . . . you've got immense resources that you want to put behind this project, since you see it as a lasting public good!

At this level, you'll receive:
  • All of the rewards from each of the previous levels
  • A 3-Day Intensive On-Location Workshop on Hegel, led by me, in a mutually agreeable location (details to be arranged at time of booking - after 2 months of support)
(Credit, tutoring sessions, workshops and book copies are available to patrons fully supporting at the $500 level, i.e. without monthly caps - the workshop available after one full month of support)