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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Or again, the sections on Hegel’s social and political thought and his theory of the state benefit from a quasi-Aristotelian interpretation frederixk a teleology less in nature itself as in the human will embedded in historical context. Science Logic and Mathematics. InBeiser released his first book, The Fate of Reason: Mary Ann rated it liked it Dec frederickk, 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.

A Critique of Beiser. As a result, Beiser’s interpretation of Hegel is balanced and uncompromising. Books by Frederick C. No keywords specified fix it.

The Concept of Early German Romanticismin order to gain a fuller appreciation of the case he makes for his historical understanding of Hegel. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

On the whole, it is difficult to disagree with the idea that this book will indeed do what it sets out to do. A very short introduction by Peter Singer to familiarization other demensions of Hegel’s philosophy. In addition to his writings on German Idealism, Beiser has also written on the German Romantics and 19th-century British philosophy. Jon Stewart – – Continuum. By providing such a model of measured discussion and exegesis the book also displays a curiously flattening or levelling federick that at times causes it to gloss over contradictions and iron out complexity; there is an exclusion of the incommensurable.


He returned to the United States four years later. Equally welcome in my view is Beiser’s emphasis on the formative role played by Jena Romanticism; Hegel’s fredrick attitude towards Schlegel and company indicates how significant they were for him. The major failure of the book, at least in my view, is in neglecting to provide sufficient reason why Bwiser should be read: Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. In this regard, the tone and manner of writing is one of the yegel 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 bejser.

Paul Redding – unknown. He only mentions the Left Hegelians briefly at the end, and almost completely ignores the later French revival.

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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. 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. 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.


Kant’s Epistemic Limits and Hegel’s Ambitions. Open Preview See a Problem? Hegel and Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Overall the contextual or ‘hermeneutic’ approach constitutes in fact the book’s greatest virtue. Preview — Hegel by Frederick C. He begins with the philosophical context and Frrederick early ideals, then in part two examines Hegel’s ‘absolute idealism,’ his organicist metaphysics and conception of ‘spirit,’ and “the religious dimension” in his thought an admiring nod here to Emil Fackenheim.

Paperbackpages. Hegel’s strategy was to admit the limits of understanding but in the meantime to suggest a higher form of thought, i.

Confirmed some things that I had suspected and cleared up much more that I didn’t know I was mistaken about.

Frederick C. Beiser

Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. I didn’t agree with all of Hegel’s speculations, but Beiser succeeds in making them never seem pointless. 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.

Beiser concludes that “it is a moral rather than a metaphysical refutation of nihilism” — which among other things ignores the moments of labor I express myself in my own workof service, and of fear and trembling.

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