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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Still, in an age of global scholarship, where there is so much to be read, there is perhaps not time to hgeel Hegel, hege, one must read a brief exegesis. The book crederick seems quite comprehensive, even including a chapter on Hegel’s aesthetics.

Daniel Hush rated it liked it Dec 13, A Philosophical Introduction to the Phenomenology of 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.

InBeiser released his first book, The Fate of Reason: Sep 01, arbuz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….

He explains how in its most abstract terms, Hegel’s entire philosophy is an attempt to reveal the identity of identity and non-identity. 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. German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte Harvard, was widely influential in revising the commonly held, but notorious accounts of German Idealism.

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 on Kant and Schopenhauer. Thereby showing how many of the mythical claims about him that he frederifk 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.


KnowlesErrol E. The Routledge Beiesr 1 – 10 of 18 books. Beiser’s excellent study is itself a persuasive case for his way of writing commentary, namely part intellectual history, part exposition of the arguments.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Philosophy gegel Nature in 19th Century Philosophy Kant: Beiser does this better than most by showing how interlinked these two concerns were in the mind of a young Hegel first turning to philosophy. Although, more and less you may found some deficiency and needs about Hegel’s logic, but you could be a half-professional Hegel’s studies student by reading this book.

Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser

He rebuts the ‘non-metaphysical’ Hegel who has figured so large in his North American reception, not least under the influence of Klaus Hartmann’s students. To somewhat overstate the case, there is a peculiar lack of a sense of consequence, as if these things can be studied at a remove and none of it really matters.

It is only against the background of his contemporaries, such as Fichte, Jacobi and Schelling, that Hegel’s genuine greatness becomes manifest. Pretty interesting and well beoser introduction to Hegel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Andrew Janiak – – Perspectives on Science 12 3: Beside, I think it’s could be a good idea for students that also read the Hegel: Implied in this methodology is Hegel’s unique idea of the identity beizer identity and non-identity. Recent work by, for example, Dieter Henrich or Manfred Frank hefel brought out the importance of this almost forgotten beiseg, and its prominence in the opening chapter is welcome.

He puts forward one popular perspective and Hegel is a good example of the philosopher as product of his time, and Beiser does an incredible job of explaining the contemporary issues he was responding to. Beiser earned his DPhil.

Beiser is exceptional at encouraging a generous but critical eye on Hegel. Beiser’s first book, The Fate of Reason: I share Beiser’s expressed regret about the Logic especially, and even if there is some compensation in the few cogent pages on Hegel’s dialectic in chapter 5, a separate treatment would I think have only strengthened the metaphysical interpretation that Beiser offers.

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Frederick C. Beiser

Sign in Create an account. The production of books dedicated to introducing students to the systems and theories of philosophers may be necessary, it may even be laudable, it will certainly facilitate the production of people with degrees in philosophy, yet it does raise interesting questions regarding the relationship between philosophy and commentary, between pedagogy and philosophical practice. Intelligenz and the Interpretation of Hegel’s Idealism. Beiser tells us that he had shelved early ambitions to write a commentary on Hegel’s Phenomenology when he learned of H.

And other chapters are just as penetrating; on ‘spirit,’ say, or on Hegel’s philosophy of religion, where Beiser manages to give a clear and balanced account of Hegel’s critique of salvational myth consistent with his ‘immanent’ conception of God and his qualified endorsement of Lutheranism in the Berlin context. Again, while Beiser is right to mention Hegel’s debt to Romanticism, the reference to his “uncompromising classicism” is a canard: Find it on Scholar.

Overall the contextual or ‘hermeneutic’ approach constitutes in fact the book’s greatest virtue. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought.

He begins with the philosophical context and Hegel’s 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. 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.

This is bieser for three reasons. Apparently he first developed the concept when discussing the mindset of beixer