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. Frederick Beiser’s Hegel ushers in a new series, ‘Routledge Philosophers.’ The list of contributing authors is a distinguished one, yet nobody. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought. He places Hegel in the historical context of.
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Frederick C. Beiser
Jan 13, Andrew rated it it was amazing. Iman rated it it was ok Aug 23, Archived from the original on It may be possible to engage in an examination of the value, functions and narrative strategies of the field of the philosophical introduction, but this book remains an excellent example of the genre. The subsequent chapters fill out this programme, with Beiser always grounding the grand speculations in the concerns of Hegel’s time.
It fredercik definitely helped me to stand back and have a good look at the system as a hhegel, to figure out what some of its larger assumptions and problems are.
In this magisterial and Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century.
Recent work by, for example, Dieter Henrich or Manfred Frank has brought out the importance of this almost forgotten episode, and its prominence in the opening chapter is welcome.
Hegel’s ideas about the perfect state are kind of amusing, but also interesting in the ways they prefigure social democrat policies. The dynamicity and openness of Hegel’s thought consists precisely in this failing process as a process. From Hegel to Nietzsche: The Concept of Early German Romanticismin order to gain a fuller appreciation of the case he makes for his historical understanding of Hegel. One should add that Beiser has the grace also to admit that Hegel’s grand synthesis hrgel often clearer in its aims than in its achieved result.
Philosophy students will need to go on to more focussed books Houlgate is hfgel for the next levelbut this is a rich, interesting study that you’ll wish other scholars emulated. Again, while Beiser is right to mention Hegel’s debt to Romanticism, the reference to his “uncompromising classicism” is a canard: Luke Brennan rated it really liked it Jun 04, Frederick Beiseer Syracuse University.
He rebuts hegdl ‘non-metaphysical’ Hegel who has figured so large in his North American reception, not least under the influence of Klaus Hartmann’s students.
The Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Thought. Views Read Edit View history. I don’t claim to be able to understand Hegel despite a fair bit of effort trying, but I would say that Beiser integrated a lot of what I have been able to understand into a larger and more sophisticated picture. In this regard, the tone and manner of writing is one of the greatest strengths of the book; even a philosopher such as Hegel, renowned for the tortuous obscurity of his prose, is brought within the comprehension of the student.
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Hubert rated it really liked it Nov 26, 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.
It is unfortunate that his own treatment of “Lordship and Bondage” largely ignores Harris, 2 along with much other scholarship. The Logic of Hegel’s ‘Logic’: Lists with This Book.
Intuitivists like Schelling failed to see this possibility, because they deflated thought to just conceptual understanding.
Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser
Harris’s “similar project, which finally bore such marvelous fruit in Hegel’s Ladder ” xiipublished in Within limited space, Beiser managed to cover several pivotal points for any substantial understanding of Hegel. A masterpiece of clarity and scholarship, Hegel is both the ideal starting point for those coming to Hegle for the first time and essential reading for any student or scholar of nineteenth century philosophy.
Beiser notes that many commentators assume that sociality exists from the start rather than seeing it as precisely what is to be won. Beiser’s excellent study is itself a persuasive case for his way of writing commentary, namely part intellectual history, part exposition of the arguments.
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. Although, more and less you may found some de One of the best books that has been published about the Hegel’s philosophy in late decades; Frederick Beiser is a professor of Hegel’s studies which he is German originally and one of the familiar Hegel’s professors. Sep 01, arbuz rated it frederiick was amazing Shelves: This may well be a minor quibble: Beside, I think it’s could be a good idea for students that also read the Hegel: The intuition they championed, on the other hand, reveals only an inchoate and underdeveloped image of the infinite.
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