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. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major. Frederick Charles Beiser is an American author and professor of philosophy at Syracuse He has since edited two Cambridge anthologies on Hegel, The Cambridge Companion to Hegel () and The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and.

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View all 6 comments. References to this book Hegel’s Epistemology: It performs its function very well; a thoughtful and well chosen bibliography, selected particularly with the student in mind, testifies to the success of its hegep intentions. A very short introduction by Peter Singer to familiarization other demensions of Hegel’s philosophy. Jan 13, Andrew rated it it was amazing. Rainer rated it beiseer liked it Jan 20, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I didn’t agree with all of Hegel’s speculations, but Beiser succeeds in making th Beiser’s book fulfills the aim of the Routledge series of providing contextually informed introductions to the great philosophers it does this better than the books on Kant and Schopenhauer.

Hegel’s strategy was to admit the limits of understanding but in the meantime to suggest a higher form of thought, i. Beiser tends to psychologize the battle, to speak about “respect” for another’s “desires” or for its “status” as a human hsgel.

Frederick C. Beiser

It is only against the background of his contemporaries, such as Fichte, Jacobi and Schelling, that Hegel’s genuine greatness becomes manifest. And although Beiser notes Hegel’s love of opera and art galleries, he fails to ask — with Gethmann-Siefert — what that might suggest about Hegel’s attitude to contemporary art as a social if no longer religious practice concert hall, museum, world-literature, etc.


Philosophy of Nature in 19th Century Philosophy Kant: Hegel’s Philosophy of History. Hubert rated it really liked it Nov 26, You can read, similarly, attraction criticises upon Hegel’s thoughts and other philosophers impress -like Spinoza and Kant- on the philosophy of Hegel.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No keywords specified fix it. In a remarkable fashion it fused the rationalist, voluntarist and historicist traditions, preserving their truths and canceling their errors” From Objectivity to the Absolute Idea. This page was last edited on 1 August freeerick, at Robert Frederivk – – In Frederick C. The greatest virtue of the book is that it not only tries to single out ideas in Hegel that are relevant to our interests nowadays, but also situates them in their original conceptual and historical context, i.

As one might expect, Beiser is particularly good on contextual issues; it is how he made his reputation after all.

In this magisterial and Hegel is one of hege, major philosophers of the nineteenth century. The major failure of the book, at least in my view, is in neglecting to provide sufficient reason why Hegel should be read: The path he fredfrick introducing the topics is logical and clear and, although some of the ideas are tough and he didn’t always give me an “aha” moment, is generally pretty good at explaining.

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Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser

Contrasting strategies — Hartmann’s ‘categorial’ line, Pippin’s ‘neo-Kantianism,’ Pinkard’s ‘social epistemology,’ not to mention humanist, existentialist, or other preferences — are dismissed in a footnote or two, if they get even that. Jun 10, Raully rated it really liked it Shelves: In this regard, the tone and manner of writing is one of the greatest strengths of the book; even a philosopher such as Hegel, renowned for the tortuous obscurity of his prose, is brought within the comprehension of the student.


This is so for three reasons. Beiser always writes exceptional introductions to German philosophy and this book on Hegel doesn’t disappoint.

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Beoser ideas themselves are fascinating and presented in a way that I was interested even when I thought they were total bollocks. He only mentions the Left Hegelians briefly at the end, and almost completely ignores the later French revival.

As for Hegel’s philosophy of art, while Beiser justly remarks on its relative neglect in the literature, he fails to take note of much recent work, especially Annemarie Gethmann-Siefert’s studies of the various lecture series the scholarly problems hegfl almost intractable, more so than with say the philosophy of religion.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jun 27, Enoch Kuo rated it really liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Naturphilosophieboth in their centrality to any historical understanding of German Idealism, as well as their continued relevance frederic, contemporary philosophy.