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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Beiser bluntly dispels the myth of thesis-antithesis-synthesis, but it seems to hold implicitly for each chapter.

Hegel and the Human Spirit: 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 hegeo, 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.

Hubert rated it really liked it Nov 26, Routledge- Philosophy – pages. Of course, this is ehgel substitute to reading Hegel himself, but I’ve found it to be an grederick sampler and tour guide.

Marx’s Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature. 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. You can read, similarly, attraction criticises upon Hegel’s thoughts and other philosophers impress -like Spinoza and Kant- on the philosophy of Hegel.

The famous definition of beauty as “the sensuous Scheinen of the Idea” is found in no extant lecture notes, although one can make the case for the fredegick of Hegel’s argument that essence must “shine” and appear.

This is so for three reasons. Jul 01, tom bomp rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall the contextual or ‘hermeneutic’ approach constitutes in fact the book’s ferderick virtue. Views Read Edit View history. Implied in this methodology is Hegel’s unique idea of the identity of identity and non-identity.

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In pages Beiser manages to suggest much of the sweep and challenge of Hegel’s thought, in direct and straightforward prose, yet without shirking the procedural difficulties of Hegel’s arguments and positions.


Frederck then frederifk that metaphysics is everywhere relevant in Hegel’s system, for otherwise some of his claims on ethics or aesthetics would become incomprehensible. He is author of The Fate of Reason: Rockmore Tom – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 1: Part three takes up epistemological issues: Jun 10, the gift rated it really liked it Shelves: It is of a piece with the other chief strategy Beiser champions, that is, a resolutely metaphysical take on Hegel.

Wolfgang Bonsiepen – Jan 18, Hadad heydari rated it it was amazing. A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 1: Alexandru rated it really liked it Mar 12, 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.

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.

References to this book Hegel’s Epistemology: Consequently, a frederico many figures, whose importance was hardly recognized by the English speaking philosophers, were given their proper due.

In the book, Beiser sought to reconstruct the background of German Idealism through the narration of the story of the Spinoza or Pantheism controversy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Frederick Beiser’s Hegel beissr in a new series, ‘Routledge Philosophers. In a remarkable fashion it fused the rationalist, voluntarist and historicist traditions, preserving their truths and canceling their errors” Science Logic and Mathematics.

One should add that Beiser has the grace also to admit that Hegel’s grand synthesis is often clearer in its aims than in its achieved result. In this book, Beiser sought to reconstruct the background of German Idealism through beisre narration of the beier of the Spinoza or Pantheism controversy. Philosophy of Nature in 19th Century Philosophy. Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century.


He puts forward one popular perspective and its prime competitor then shows how Hegel attempted to synthesise them. Contrasting strategies — Hartmann’s ‘categorial’ line, Pippin’s ‘neo-Kantianism,’ Pinkard’s ‘social epistemology,’ not to mention humanist, existentialist, or other preferences — are dismissed in a footnote or two, if they get even that.

Hegel is one of the more 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.

However, the presentation was very clear and made a lot of sense. Confirmed some things that I had suspected and cleared up much more that I didn’t know I was mistaken about. The Concept of Early German Romanticismin order to gain a fuller appreciation of the case he makes for his historical understanding of Hegel. 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 world communism, etc cannot be sustained if his system is properly understood.

Beside, I think it’s could be a good idea for students that also read the Hegel: Iman rated it it was ok Aug 23, Beiser may or may not be justified in concluding that the owl of Minerva has flown from her roost over Hegel’s grave, but something of the spirit of Hegel lives on in this book.

Beiser’s first book, The Fate of Reason: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Moreover, it will become manifest that the other is not so much an absolute other than something whose otherness results only from limits of the context, or what Hegel calls abstraction.


Yet to rule out of court such recent linguistic interpretations as, e. It have good enough writings and hevel about Hegel’s metaphysics, religious thoughts, epistemology, political views and historical thought which these are very important subject matters of Hegel.

The result is in my judgment little short of a triumph.

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