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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Although comprehensive and thorough in his treatment, Beiser does frederifk a few things, notably the Logic and philosophy of nature. Jan 13, Andrew rated it it was amazing.

Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser

The key difference is that, while understanding confines itself to finite concepts, speculative reason is able to adopt the same concepts and yet to allow them pass over into the infinite. In their stead we get a powerful reading of the various parts of Hegel’s system in a metaphysical light. Ffrederick highly recommend to anyone who wants to get a good introduction to Hegel’s thought.

Throughout, the book offers enough synthesis to provide a sufficiently unified interpretation as to be readable while carefully and studiously avoiding precluding further possibilities of discussion and reflection.

Brucealon rated it it was amazing Hegeel 17, To ask other readers questions about Hegelplease sign up. The Routledge Philosophers 1 – 10 of 18 books. Jan 18, Hadad heydari rated it it was amazing. I am definitely not qualified to pass judgment on his resolution of any of the interpretive questions that he discusses.

Lists with This Book. Yet to rule out of court such recent linguistic interpretations as, e. German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte Harvard, was widely bwiser in revising the commonly held, but notorious accounts of German Idealism. This may well be a minor quibble: He explains how in its most abstract terms, Hegel’s entire philosophy is an attempt to reveal the identity of identity and non-identity.


He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex Want beiwer Read Currently Reading Read.

Beiser provides an eminently readable account, balancing a philosophical and epistemological discussion, synthesising the most recent directions of scholarship on Hegel, with a simultaneous effort at a historicist description, providing sufficient contextual information to firmly situate Hegel within his cultural, historical and philosophical surroundings.

Bruce Baugh – – Routledge. The intuition they fredeerick, on the other hand, reveals only an inchoate and underdeveloped image of the infinite.


Burbidge – – Broadview Press. Kierkegaard’s Case for the Irrelevance of Philosophy.

From Hegel to Nietzsche: Although, more and less you may found some de One of the best books that has been published about belser 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.

Beiser tends to psychologize the battle, to speak about “respect” for another’s “desires” or for its “status” as a human being. He then spent the springs of and at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and University of Colorado Boulderrespectively.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jun 27, Sarah Gutierrez Myers rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are, to be sure, points in the book that seem to render Hegel too systematic, as if he has an answer to every question or criticism.

Beiser is notable amongst English-language scholars for his defense of the metaphysical aspects of German Idealism e. While broadly justified, this is to overlook Fichte’s role in supplying the very term “recognition” Anerkennung that figures as key to the narrative the “dialectic of experience” Hegel proceeds to tell. Beiser even makes the vaulting ideas about Geist less daunting and alien.


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In my view the dialectic of IVa is most plausibly taken as that of a single consciousness finding that in order to make good its claim to self-awareness and self-satisfaction in the world at large it must be conceptually prepared to recognize otherness, an other equal to itself; there need actually be another person involved.

Hegel is one of the major frededick of the nineteenth century. 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 hdgel example of the genre. He then argues that metaphysics is everywhere relevant in Hegel’s system, for otherwise some of his claims on ethics or aesthetics would become incomprehensible.

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.

I didn’t find myself lost at any point, even when I couldn’t wrap my head around a few of the most difficult ideas.