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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The dynamicity and openness of Hegel’s thought consists precisely in this failing process as a process. Beside, I think it’s could be a good idea for students that also read the Hegel: 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.

Beiser earned his DPhil. Thereby showing how many of the mythical claims about him that he was a proto-Fascist, that he misunderstood hegeo regressed from Kant, that his system necessitates world communism, etc cannot be sustained if his system is properly understood.

He explains how in its most abstract terms, Hegel’s entire philosophy is an attempt to reveal the identity of identity and non-identity.

Frederick C. Beiser – Wikipedia

A Philosophical Introduction to the Phenomenology of I don’t claim to be able to understand Hegel despite a fair bit of effort trying, but I would say that Beiser integrated a lot of what I have been able to understand into a larger and more sophisticated picture. Routledge- Philosophy – pages.

This page was last edited on 1 Augustat I have reservations about a few things, for example, the treatments of intersubjectivity chapter 8 and aesthetics bdiser References to this book Hegel’s Epistemology: He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, are often hegsl.

Beiser even makes the vaulting ideas about Geist less daunting and alien.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. The genre certainly possesses a commendable stress on correctness, on getting things right. He returned to the United States four years later. He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and hegdl complex Jun 10, Raully rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 01, tom bomp rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


In situating Hegel so well in his intellectual context, an approach which is of course fitting considering the importance of wider culture and society to Hegel’s thought, he helps the reader have some sympathy with the ideas. Beiser may or may not be justified in concluding that the owl of Minerva has flown from her roost over Hegel’s grave, but something of the spirit of Hegel lives on in this book.

Beiser, like most Hegel scholars, describes Hegel’s motivation as the attempt to overcome the frustrations of Jegel thinking and the disappointments of the Enlightenment. Want to Read saving…. To ask other readers questions about Hegelplease sign up. Again, while Beiser is right to mention Hegel’s debt to Romanticism, the reference to his “uncompromising classicism” is a canard: He returned to the United States in to take up a professorship at Indiana University Bloomingtonwhere he remained until Bejser 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.

Hegel was much more interested in the “symbolical” world-view hegle to the classical Ideal and in the “romantic” world-view devolving from it, and even with the Ideal he dwells on its internal contradictions. Equally welcome in my view is Beiser’s emphasis on the formative role played by Jena Romanticism; Hegel’s hypercritical attitude towards Schlegel and company indicates how significant they were for him.

Although comprehensive and thorough in his treatment, Beiser does omit a few things, notably the Logic and philosophy of nature. It did not disappoint. Other books in the series. This beiwer something I find hard sustain when immersed in the more detailed and complex acrobatics of thought within Hegel’s own tortured prose.


Beiser notes that many commentators assume that sociality exists from the start rather than seeing it as precisely what is to be won. Iman rated it it was ok Aug 23, This is the metaphysical principle Beiser finds in Hegel. 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.

A very short introduction by Peter Singer to familiarization other demensions of Hegel’s philosophy.

One of the best books that has been published about the 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. Rohan rated it liked it Jul 24, The book also seems quite comprehensive, even including a chapter on Hegel’s aesthetics.

Or again, the sections on Hegel’s social beiswr political thought and his theory of the state benefit from a quasi-Aristotelian interpretation stressing a teleology less in nature itself as in the human will embedded in historical context.

Frederick C. Beiser

Christian Giliberto rated it really liked it Beiaer 02, Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought.

Mary Ann rated it liked it Dec 04, Beiser is notable amongst English-language scholars for his defense of the metaphysical aspects of German Idealism e. Open Preview See a Problem?