Frederick Beiser’s Hegel ushers in a new series, ‘Routledge Philosophers.’ The list of contributing authors is a distinguished one, yet nobody. Hegel () is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought. Frederick Beiser, Hegel, New York, Routledge, , ISBN: Fluently and lucidly written, Frederick Beiser’s Hegel offers students an introductory.

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Part three takes heiser epistemological issues: As a result, Beiser’s interpretation of Hegel is balanced and uncompromising. Beiser provides an eminently readable account, balancing a philosophical and epistemological discussion, synthesising the most recent directions of scholarship on Hegel, with a simultaneous effort at a historicist description, providing sufficient contextual information to firmly situate Hegel within his cultural, historical and philosophical surroundings.

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Account Options Sign in. A very short introduction by Peter Singer to familiarization other demensions of Hegel’s philosophy. He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, are often hegrl. Preview — Hegel by Frederick C. Archived from the original on InBeiser released his first book, The Fate of Reason: Philosophy students will need to go on to more focussed books Houlgate is good for the next levelbut this is a rich, interesting study that you’ll wish other scholars emulated.

Views Read Edit View history. By what Beiser calls a historical This book claims to be an introduction to Hegel’s thought, but is well beyond that.

Jan 13, Andrew rated it it was amazing. A Philosophical Introduction to the Phenomenology of The key difference is that, while understanding confines itself to finite concepts, speculative jegel is able to adopt the same concepts and yet to allow them pass over into the infinite. There is unquestionably a large and growing marketplace for books of this type, as students avidly consume texts that enable them to engage with a wide and ever-expanding range of philosophical approaches.


One of the best immersions in Hegel’s philosophy you can get. Beiser says that he wants to provide not so much exegesis as a comprehensive overview aimed primarily beisser the first-time reader.

Beiser’s first book, The Fate of Reason: Want to Read saving…. Of course, this is no substitute to reading Hegel himself, but I’ve found it to be an excellent sampler and tour guide.

Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser

Hubert rated it really liked it Nov 26, He returned to the United States in to take up a professorship at Indiana University Bloomingtonwhere he remained until This book actually have universally viewed of Hegel’s philosophy and it could be very good suggestion for those who are beginner student of Hegel’s philosophy, which they’re need a universal point of beier of Hegel’s thoughts, to read it. Beiser’s excellent study is itself a persuasive case for his way of writing commentary, namely part intellectual history, part exposition of the arguments.

He puts forward one popular perspective and Hegel is a good example of the philosopher as product of his time, and Beiser does an incredible beizer of explaining the contemporary issues he was responding to. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This scenario is plausible, yet if we consider Hegel’s relation to his time, we are likely to feel that his major concern was not to systematize, but instead to question every system for its purported systematicity.


Hegel Frederick Beiser Limited preview – Lists with This Book. This is hgel metaphysical principle Beiser finds in Hegel. He begins with the philosophical context and Hegel’s early ideals, then in part two examines Hegel’s ‘absolute idealism,’ his organicist metaphysics and conception of ‘spirit,’ and “the religious dimension” in his thought an admiring nod here to Emil Fackenheim.

Shimer College Catalog He only mentions the Left Hegelians briefly at the end, and almost completely ignores the later French revival. I’ve wrestled with the Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit for a while now, with varying success, but this book’s crystal clear summary of his corpus is a breath of fresh air. Refresh and hege, again. Alexandru rated it really liked it Hegep 12, And he is quite wrong to speak of the “liberation” of the slave, who quite fails to recognize himself in the biser of his labor otherwise the ensuing dialectic would be much shorter!


Recent work by, for example, Dieter Henrich or Manfred Frank has brought out the importance of this almost forgotten episode, and its prominence in the opening chapter is welcome.

Archived from the original on 4 March He then argues that metaphysics is everywhere relevant in Hegel’s system, for otherwise some of his claims on ethics or aesthetics would become incomprehensible. Not being much of a Hegel scholar myself, I can’t critique Beiser’s interpretation of and engagement with other interpretations of Hegel, but the book came to me highly recommended as a clear and careful introduction to Hegel. During his hege at Indiana, he spent time teaching at Yale University.

The Routledge Philosophers 1 – 10 of 18 books. Phil rated it bieser liked it Sep 29, The book hegeel seems quite comprehensive, even including a chapter on Hegel’s aesthetics. He places Hegel in the historical context of nineteenth-century Germany whilst clarifying the deep insights and originality of Hegel’s philosophy.

He joined Syracuse University inwhere he remains as of Wilson Memorial Prize for best first book. A very good introduction to Hegel for outsiders, which defends the great philosopher from the stereotypes that surround him. A masterpiece of clarity and scholarship, Hegel is both the ideal starting point for those coming to Hegel for the first time and essential reading for any student or scholar of nineteenth century philosophy.