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. introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought. Frederick Beiser, Hegel, New York, Routledge, , ISBN: Fluently and lucidly written, Frederick Beiser’s Hegel offers students an introductory.

Author: Akill Gorn
Country: Bahrain
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 6 February 2006
Pages: 203
PDF File Size: 3.77 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.11 Mb
ISBN: 992-7-60411-570-9
Downloads: 21797
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Samular

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. Lists with This Book. Retrieved 7 December Omission may well be the one and only art, as Robert Louis Stevenson declared, but here it tends to distort. Return to Book Page.

Frederick C. Beiser

The book is overall a well-written, comprehensive and lucid text that offers the student an admirable introduction the thought of Hegel.

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. And although Beiser notes Hegel’s love of opera and art galleries, he fails to ask — with Gethmann-Siefert — what that might suggest about Hegel’s attitude to contemporary art as a social if no longer religious practice concert hall, museum, world-literature, etc.

Beiser says that he wants to provide not so much exegesis as a comprehensive overview aimed primarily at the first-time reader. Yet to rule out of court such recent linguistic interpretations as, e.

The Routledge Philosophers 1 – 10 of 18 books. The major failure of the book, at least in my view, is in neglecting to provide sufficient reason why Hegel should be read: This virtue comes mainly from Beiser’s comprehensive grasp of the currents of German idealism.


A masterpiece of clarity and scholarship, Hegel is both the ideal starting point for those coming to Hegel for the first time and essential reading for any student or scholar of nineteenth century philosophy. That gives belser fair impression of the author’s briskly reconciling attitude.

You can read, similarly, attraction criticises upon Hegel’s thoughts and other philosophers impress -like Spinoza and Kant- on the philosophy of Hegel. He puts forward one popular perspective and Hegel is a good example of the philosopher as product of his hgel, and Beiser does an incredible job of explaining the contemporary issues he was responding to.

Jul 04, Philip rated it really liked it. And he is quite wrong to speak of the “liberation” of the slave, who quite fails to recognize himself in the products of his labor otherwise the ensuing dialectic would be much shorter!

Hegel – Frederick C. Beiser – Google Books

Overall the contextual or ‘hermeneutic’ approach constitutes in fact the book’s greatest virtue. 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.

Many of the major philosophical movements of the twentieth century – from existentialism to analytic philosophy – grew out of reactions against Hegel. It’s all about who Hegel was within his specific historical context. Beiser No preview available – Beside, I think it’s could be a good idea for students that also read the Hegel: In this magisterial and Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century.


At the same time, I felt he introduced new readings of specific theore I really enjoyed neiser this. Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. In this book, Beiser sought to reconstruct the background of German Idealism through the narration of the story of the Spinoza or Pantheism controversy.

In fairness that is because, hewing to a strong ‘metaphysical’ line, he grounds his own argument on what he sees as the proper context of Phenomenology Chapter IV: Jun 10, the gift rated it really liked it Shelves: Within limited space, Beiser managed to cover several pivotal points for any substantial understanding of Hegel.

By what Beiser calls a historical This book hegle to be hege introduction to Hegel’s thought, but is well beyond that.


The path he follows introducing the topics is logical and clear and, although some of the ideas are tough and he didn’t always give me an “aha” moment, is generally pretty good at explaining. Hubert rated it really liked it Nov 26, Beiser has also written on the German Romantics and 19th century British philosophy. Again, while Beiser is right to mention Beieer debt to Romanticism, the reference to his “uncompromising classicism” is a canard: It hegfl 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.

Author: admin