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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Implied in this methodology is Hegel’s unique idea of the identity of identity and non-identity.

Albert Lea, MinnesotaU. Preview — Hegel by Frederick C. In this book, Beiser sought to reconstruct the background of German Idealism through the narration of the story of the Spinoza or Pantheism controversy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Throughout, the book offers enough synthesis to provide a sufficiently unified interpretation bekser to be readable while carefully and studiously avoiding precluding further possibilities of discussion and reflection.


The path he follows introducing the topics is logical and clear and, although some of the ideas hege, tough and he didn’t beisee give me an “aha” moment, is generally pretty good at explaining. Harris’s “similar project, which finally bore such marvelous fruit in Hegel’s Ladder ” xiipublished in Beiser is notable amongst English-language scholars for his defense of the metaphysical aspects of German Idealism e.

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 pedagogical intentions. Pretty interesting and well written introduction to Hegel. Yet to rule out bieser court such recent linguistic interpretations as, e. To ask other readers questions about Hegelplease sign up.


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Apparently he first developed the concept when discussing the mindset of lovers: 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. Chris rated it really liked hrgel Oct 24, Hegel Frederick Beiser Limited preview – He joined Syracuse University inwhere he remains as of Open Preview See a Problem?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Other books in the series. And he is quite wrong to speak of the “liberation” hege the slave, who quite fails to recognize himself in the products of his labor otherwise the ensuing dialectic would be much shorter! Although, more and less you may beise some deficiency and needs about Hegel’s logic, but you could be a half-professional Hegel’s studies student by reading this book. Hegel’s ideas about the perfect state are kind of amusing, but also interesting in the ways they prefigure social democrat policies.

Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century.

Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser

Succinct and highly informative. It is unfortunate that his own treatment of “Lordship and Bondage” largely ignores Harris, 2 along with much other scholarship.

Beiser, like most Hegel scholars, describes Hegel’s motivation as the attempt to overcome the frustrations of Kantian thinking and the disappointments of the Enlightenment.

One should add that Beiser has the grace also to admit that Hegel’s grand beisee is often clearer in its aims than in its achieved result. German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte Harvard, was widely influential in revising the commonly held, but notorious accounts of German Idealism.


The dynamicity and openness of Hegel’s thought consists precisely in this failing process as a process.

Frederick C. Beiser

Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. A clear, concise overview of Hegel’s thought focusing on its historical context. One of the best books that has been published about hegrl Hegel’s philosophy in late decades; Frederick Beiser is a professor of Hegel’s studies which he is German originally and one of the familiar Hegel’s professors.

Christian Giliberto rated it really liked it Beised 02, Oct 12, Mike rated it really liked it. It is only against the background of his contemporaries, such as Fichte, Jacobi and Schelling, that Hegel’s genuine greatness becomes manifest.

Overall the contextual or ‘hermeneutic’ approach constitutes in fact the book’s greatest virtue. Vahid rated it really liked it Aug 15, It is of a piece with the other chief strategy Beiser champions, that is, a resolutely metaphysical take on Hegel.

Hegel’s strategy was to admit the limits of understanding but in the meantime to suggest a higher form of thought, i. In this way, Beiser not only brings to life an entire movement that is largely ignored, showing the great dynamicity of thought in it, but also creates the opportunity to locate more precisely Hegel’s unique breakthrough.