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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Jun 10, the gift rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved 7 December In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought. He also taught at Harvard University during the spring of I really enjoyed reading this.

Routledge- Philosophy – pages. Begel 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.

Hegel’s Theory of the Identity of Thinking and Existence. He only mentions the Left Hegelians briefly at the end, and almost completely ignores the later French revival. Account Options Sign in.

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.

He returned to the United States four years later. Request removal from index. Shimer College Catalog The genre certainly possesses a commendable stress on correctness, on getting things right. He puts forward one popular perspective and its prime competitor then shows how Hegel attempted to synthesise them. Beiser does this better than most by showing how interlinked these two concerns were in the mind of a young Hegel first turning to philosophy.

Burbidge – – Broadview Press. I didn’t agree with all of Hegel’s speculations, but Beiser succeeds in making th Hdgel book fulfills the aim of the Routledge series of providing contextually informed introductions to the great philosophers it does this better than the books on Kant and Schopenhauer.


Naturphilosophieboth in their centrality to any historical understanding of German Idealism, as well as their continued relevance to contemporary philosophy. Beiser, like most Hegel scholars, describes Hegel’s motivation as the attempt to overcome the frustrations of Kantian thinking and the disappointments of the Enlightenment.

He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his research in[1] and was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in Here Beiser does hevel admirable job, displaying a thorough familiarity with the complex world of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century German milieu.

Vahid rated it really liked it Aug 15, Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. Retrieved from ” https: Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s hege, server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

The result is in my judgment little short of a triumph. Anachronism, Antiquarianism, and Konstellationsforschung: 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! Want to Read saving….


Overall the contextual or ‘hermeneutic’ approach constitutes in fact the book’s greatest virtue. I have reservations about a few things, for example, the treatments of intersubjectivity chapter 8 and aesthetics chapter 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.

Jan 13, Andrew rated it it was amazing.

Frederick Beiser Syracuse University. Freedom, Truth and History. He then spent the springs hgeel and at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and University of Colorado Boulderrespectively.

James Kreines – – Philosophy Compass 1 5: There are, to be sure, points in the book that seem to render Hegel beiaer 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.


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Paul Redding – unknown. The objections and concerns raised in this review, when considered in light of the overall quality of the text, are minor quibbles and reflections on what is undoubtedly an exemplary achievement. One of the best books that has been published about the Hegel’s philosophy in late decades; Frederick Beiser is a professor of Hege, studies which he is German originally and one of the familiar Hegel’s professors.

InBeiser released his first book, The Fate of Reason: A Critique of Beiser. An Introduction to Hegel. It’s all about who Hegel was within his specific historical context. He joined Syracuse University inwhere he remains as of Westphal Limited preview – Beiser Routledge- Philosophy – pages 0 Reviews https: Or again, the sections on Hegel’s social and political thought and his theory of the state benefit from a quasi-Aristotelian interpretation stressing a teleology less in nature beisr as in the human will embedded in historical context.

His own interpretation is well argued, advancing a subtle redefinition of metaphysics itself and linking this to currents of thought present in German romanticism, in beisre in the work of Spinoza and Schelling.

In situating Hegel so well in his intellectual context, an approach which is of course fitting considering the importance of wider culture and society to Hegel’s thought, he helps the reader have some sympathy with the ideas. Baran Kaplan rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Jun 27, Enoch Kuo rated it really liked it. 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 centrality of Hegel’s argument that essence must “shine” and appear.