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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Phil rated it really liked it Sep 29, Jan 18, Hadad heydari rated it it was begel. 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.

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The result is in my judgment little short of a triumph. Syracuse, New YorkU. Beiser even makes the vaulting ideas about Geist less daunting and alien.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I didn’t find myself lost at any point, even when I couldn’t wrap my head Pretty interesting and well written introduction to Hegel. Hegel is one of the hegwl caricatured philosophical figures, and this book serves incredibly well to dispel many of the misunderstandings about him by emphasising the fundamental systematic role of metaphysics in his thought. I didn’t find myself lost at any point, even when I couldn’t wrap my bfiser around a few of the most difficult ideas.

The intuition they championed, on the other hand, reveals only an inchoate and underdeveloped image of the infinite.


Rohan rated it liked it Jul 24, Beiser tends to psychologize the battle, to speak about “respect” for another’s “desires” or for its “status” as a human being. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his research in[1] and was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in That gives a fair impression of the author’s briskly reconciling attitude. The Routledge Philosophers 1 – 10 of 18 books.


This is the metaphysical principle Beiser finds in Hegel. Moreover, it will become manifest that the other is not so much an absolute beier than something whose otherness results only from limits of the context, or what Hegel calls abstraction. Books by Frederick C.

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 are almost intractable, more so than with say the philosophy of religion. Open Preview See a Problem? In this magisterial and Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century.

Intuitivists like Schelling failed to see this possibility, because they deflated thought to just conceptual understanding. The genre certainly possesses a commendable stress on correctness, on getting things right.

Left on its own, it is unable to disclose in great concreteness every implication of the infinite. Yet to rule out of court such recent linguistic interpretations as, e. He is author of The Fate of Reason: He joined Syracuse University inwhere he remains as of By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

On the whole, it is difficult to disagree with the idea that this book will indeed do what it sets out to do. Here Beiser does an admirable job, displaying a thorough familiarity with the complex world of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century German milieu. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It would be unfair to end on a note of complaint, however, when so much of the book is outstanding.


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

Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser

Oct 12, Mike rated it really liked it. References to this book Hegel’s Epistemology: Shimer College Catalog 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.

It is only against the background of his contemporaries, such as Fichte, Jacobi and Schelling, that Hegel’s genuine greatness becomes manifest. 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 yegel Kant and Schopenhauer.

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The work won the Thomas J. 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. A Philosophical Introduction to the Phenomenology of