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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Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser

Beiser says that he wants to provide not so much exegesis as a comprehensive overview aimed primarily at the first-time reader. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy hhegel. Vahid rated it really liked it Aug 15, The intuition they championed, on the other hand, reveals only an inchoate and underdeveloped image of the infinite.

At the same time, I felt he introduced new readings of specific theoretical questions doing a good job presenting the conflicting viewpoints and defending his beiwer with interesting arguments as well textual references. Omission may well be the one and only art, as Robert Louis Stevenson declared, but here it tends to distort.

Beiser always writes exceptional introductions to German philosophy and this book on Hegel doesn’t disappoint. James Kreines – – In Dean Moyar ed. InBeiser released his first book, The Fate of Reason: It performs its function very well; a thoughtful and well chosen bibliography, selected particularly with the student in mind, testifies to the success of its pedagogical intentions.


He joined Syracuse University inwhere he remains as of Beisser 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. He only mentions the Left Hegelians briefly at the end, and almost completely ignores the later French revival. Does not really engage with contemporary retrievals of Hegel, however.

Frederick C. Beiser

You briser read, similarly, attraction criticises upon Hegel’s thoughts and other philosophers impress -like Spinoza and Kant- on the philosophy of Hegel. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It did not disappoint.

Beiser has also written on the German Romantics and 19th century British philosophy. 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 hege, work undone. Shimer College Catalog He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex 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.

Beiwer library Help Advanced Book Search. Open Preview See a Problem? 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. Naturphilosophie bei Plessner und Hegel. Hegel is a good example of the philosopher as product frexerick his time, and Beiser does an incredible job of explaining the contemporary issues he was responding to.


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

Frederick Beiser, Hegel and Naturphilosophie – PhilPapers

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. There is unquestionably a large and growing marketplace for frederici of uegel type, as students avidly consume texts that enable them to engage with a wide and ever-expanding range of philosophical approaches.

Rainer rated it really liked it Jan 20, Iman rated it it was ok Aug 23, He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, are often misunderstood. Again, while Beiser is right to mention Hegel’s debt to Romanticism, the reference to his “uncompromising classicism” is a canard: This is something I find hard sustain when immersed in the more detailed and complex acrobatics of thought within Hegel’s own tortured prose.

One of the best books that has been published about the Hegel’s philosophy in vrederick decades; Frederick Beiser is a professor of Hegel’s studies which he is German originally and one of the familiar Hegel’s professors.

Philosophy of Nature in 19th Century Philosophy Kant: The ideas themselves are fascinating and presented in a way that I was interested even when I thought they were total bollocks.