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. Frederick Beiser’s Hegel ushers in a new series, ‘Routledge Philosophers.’ The list of contributing authors is a distinguished one, yet nobody. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought. He places Hegel in the historical context of.

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He returned to fgederick United States four years later. Hegel first aimed to be a pamphleteer for Enlightenment, Kantian values, but in the face of events like the Revolutionary Terror thought that Kant left much philosophical work undone.

Jan 18, Hadad heydari frecerick it it was amazing. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to get a good introduction to Hegel’s thought. At the same time, I felt he introduced new readings of specific theore I really enjoyed reading this.

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. It have good enough writings and parts about Hegel’s metaphysics, religious thoughts, epistemology, political views and historical thought which these are very important subject matters of Hegel.

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

In fairness that is because, hewing to a strong ‘metaphysical’ line, he grounds his own argument on what he sees as the proper context of Phenomenology Chapter IV: Contrasting strategies — Hartmann’s ‘categorial’ line, Pippin’s hege, Pinkard’s ‘social epistemology,’ not to mention humanist, existentialist, or other preferences — are dismissed in a footnote or two, if they get even that.


The subsequent chapters fill out this programme, with Beiser always grounding the grand speculations in the concerns of Hegel’s time.

Wilson Memorial Prize for best first book. He begins with the philosophical context and Hegel’s early ideals, then in part two examines Hegel’s ‘absolute federick his organicist metaphysics and conception of ‘spirit,’ and “the religious dimension” in his thought an admiring nod here to Emil Fackenheim.

Feb 13, globulon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yet to rule out of court such recent freedrick interpretations as, e. This may well be a minor quibble: Beiser does this better than most by showing how interlinked these two concerns were in the mind rrederick a young Hegel first turning to philosophy. 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.

Jul 04, Philip rated it really liked it. The intuition they championed, on the other hand, reveals only an inchoate and underdeveloped image of 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.

Many of the major philosophical movements of the twentieth century – from existentialism to analytic philosophy – grew out of reactions against Hegel.

The path he follows 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.

Apparently he first developed the concept when discussing the mindset of lovers: Along with the new edition of Stephen Houlgate’s Introduction to Hegelthis text easily becomes a first recommendation.

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Burbidge – – Broadview Press. Many of the central diffi 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.


Specifically, Hegel’s breakthrough must be assessed in comparison with the crisis of enlightenment rationalism, Kant and Fichte’s subjectivist turn in response, and Jacobi and Schelling’s charge that abstract understanding could never come to terms with the infinite – the subject par excellence of philosophy – which must be accessed through feelings or intuition. Drue rated it really liked it Mar 17, Syracuse, New YorkU.

Naturphilosophieboth in their centrality to any historical understanding of German Idealism, as well as fredreick continued relevance to contemporary philosophy.

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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. Goodreads fredsrick you keep track of frexerick you want to read. Beside, I think it’s could be a good idea for students that also read the Hegel: Baran Kaplan rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Jon Stewart – – Continuum.

Consequently, a great many figures, whose importance was hardly recognized by the English speaking philosophers, were given their proper due.

Hegel and Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Hegel’s Theory of the Identity of Thinking and Existence. In this book, Beiser sought to reconstruct the background of German Idealism through the narration of the story of the Spinoza or Pantheism controversy. Retrieved from ” https: I really enjoyed reading this.