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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I highly recommend to anyone who wants to get a good introduction to Hegel’s thought.

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. He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex Return to Book Page. His own system is unique and indefinitely inspiring, not because of its success and perfection, but because it is a fredwrick one, which neither triumphs once and for all, nor fails completely.

In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought. He joined Syracuse University inwhere he remains as of Other books in the series. One of the best immersions in Hegel’s philosophy you can negel.

He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, beser often misunderstood.


Published June 15th by Routledge first published April 19th Shimer College Catalog No keywords specified fix it. The book is overall a well-written, comprehensive and lucid briser that offers the student an admirable introduction the thought of Hegel. Retrieved 7 December Does not really engage with contemporary retrievals of Hegel, however. James Kreines – – In Dean Moyar ed. From his first book — The Fate of Reason — on the context of Kantian critique, Beiser established a reputation which was only strengthened by a string of publications on Idealist and Romantic “constellations” of thought.


He begins with the philosophical context and Ffrederick 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. Thereby showing how many of the mythical claims about him that he was a proto-Fascist, that he misunderstood and regressed from Kant, that his system necessitates Beiser always writes exceptional introductions to German philosophy and this book on Hegel doesn’t disappoint.

From Objectivity to the Absolute Idea. Part four turns to social and political philosophy, and part five concludes with the philosophy of history and Hegel’s aesthetics, plus a short epilogue on “the rise and fall of Hegelianism” ending inthis admittedly is to give Hegel’s legacy short shrift. He only mentions the Left Hegelians briefly at the end, and almost completely ignores the later French revival.

He is author of The Fate of Reason: He then spent the springs of and at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and University of Colorado Boulderrespectively. While broadly justified, this is to overlook Fichte’s role in supplying the very term “recognition” Anerkennung that figures as key to the narrative the “dialectic of experience” Hegel proceeds to tell.

The result is a more concretely developed concept of the infinite, and philosophy is precisely this endless development. Oct 12, Mike rated it really liked it. Beiser bluntly dispels the myth of thesis-antithesis-synthesis, but it seems to hold implicitly for each chapter. Beiser notes that many commentators assume that sociality exists from the start rather than seeing it as precisely what is to be won.


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Wolfgang Bonsiepen – Beiser even makes the vaulting ideas about Geist less daunting and alien. Beiser No preview available – And although Beiser frederifk 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.

It did not disappoint. To see hege, your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jun 27, Enoch Kuo rated it really liked it.

Frederick C. Beiser

Mathematische Versus Spekulative Naturphilosophie. Certainly, however, for further reading, the Reason and Revolution by Beiswr Marcuse is a famous and helpful book for those who want to know more about political and society’s thought of Hegel, it has elaborated by a great thinker of twenty century. 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.

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