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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Philosophy of Nature in 19th Century Philosophy. Part three takes up epistemological issues: 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.

Frederick C. Beiser

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.

I am definitely not qualified to pass judgment on his resolution of any of the interpretive questions that he discusses. 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.


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He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his research in[1] and was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in hsgel Jan 18, Hadad heydari rated it it was amazing. Many of the major philosophical movements of the twentieth century – from existentialism to analytic philosophy – grew out of reactions against Hegel. The Concept of Early German Romanticismin order to gain a fuller appreciation of the case he makes for his historical understanding of Hegel. Retrieved from ” https: He returned to the United States four years later.

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

Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser

Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. At the same time it leads Beiser to slight the so-called “analytic” interpretation which has been instrumental in the recent Anglophone revival of Hegel’s philosophy, since Findlay and others.

Retrieved 7 December From Objectivity to the Absolute Idea. Beiser says that he wants to provide not so much exegesis as a comprehensive overview aimed primarily at the first-time reader. 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.


This book claims to be an introduction to Hegel’s thought, but is well beyond that.

Westphal – – In E. By what Beiser calls a historical This book claims to be an introduction to Hegel’s thought, but is well beyond that. He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex The famous definition of beauty as “the sensuous Scheinen of the Idea” is found in no extant lecture notes, although beissr can make the case for the centrality of Hegel’s argument that essence must “shine” and appear. Drue rated frederic, really liked it Mar 17, Routledge- Philosophy – pages.

German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte Harvard, was widely influential in revising the commonly held, but notorious accounts of German Idealism. Want to Read saving….


A very short introduction by Peter Singer to familiarization fredericl demensions of Hegel’s philosophy. Beiser is notable amongst English-language scholars for his defense of the metaphysical aspects of German Idealism e.

Beiser No preview available – Vahid rated it really liked it Aug 15, At the same time, I felt he introduced new readings of specific theore I really enjoyed reading this.

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