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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Routledge- Philosophy frdderick pages. As soon as those limits are removed in speculative thought, the other ceases to be an absolute other and is reconciled into a greater whole. He puts forward one popular perspective and 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.
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He begins with the philosophical context and Hegel’s 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.
James Kreines – – Philosophy Compass 1 5: In a remarkable fashion it fused the rationalist, voluntarist and historicist traditions, preserving their truths and canceling their errors” I share Beiser’s expressed regret about the Logic especially, and even if there is some compensation in the few cogent pages on Hegel’s dialectic in chapter 5, a separate treatment would I think have only strengthened the metaphysical interpretation that Beiser offers.
Beiser even makes the hhegel ideas about Geist less daunting and alien. And although Beiser notes Hegel’s love of beised 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.
Feb 13, globulon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jon Stewart – – Continuum. 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.
The battle rages within that consciousness, and it is fredderick self-domination or self-enslavement. Thereby showing how many of the mythical claims about him that he was a proto-Fascist, that he misunderstood and regressed from Kant, that his system necessitates world communism, etc cannot be sustained if his system is properly understood.
Rainer rated it really liked it Jan 20, It have good enough writings and parts about Hegel’s metaphysics, religious thoughts, epistemology, political views and historical thought which these are very important subject matters of Hegel. The intuition they championed, on the other hand, reveals only an inchoate and ffrederick image of the infinite.
It performs 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. Christian Giliberto rated it really liked it Mar 02, Westphal Limited preview – 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.
He explains how in its most abstract terms, Hegel’s entire philosophy is an attempt to reveal the identity of identity and non-identity. Again, while Beiser is right to mention Hegel’s debt to Romanticism, the reference to his “uncompromising classicism” is a canard: He puts forward one popular perspective and its prime competitor then shows how Hegel attempted to synthesise them.
Archived from the original on View all 6 comments. Hegel was much more interested in the “symbolical” world-view prior to the classical Ideal and in the “romantic” world-view devolving from it, and even with the Ideal he dwells on its internal contradictions.
Essays on Metaphysics and Logic. Thereby showing how many of the mythical rrederick about him that he was a proto-Fascist, that he misunderstood and regressed from Kant, that his system necessitates Beiser always writes exceptional introductions to German philosophy and this book on Hegel doesn’t disappoint. Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century.
Published June 15th by Routledge first published April 19th Paperbackpages. A Critique of Beiser. Beiser is notable amongst English-language scholars for his defense of the metaphysical aspects of German Idealism e. An Introduction to Hegel. As for Hegel’s philosophy of art, while Hevel justly remarks on its relative neglect in the literature, he fails to take note of much recent work, especially Annemarie Gethmann-Siefert’s studies of the various lecture series the scholarly problems are almost intractable, more so than with say the philosophy of religion.
At the same time, I felt he introduced new readings of specific theore I hegep enjoyed reading this. Speculative reason, however, has the patience to let the inchoate concept “go astray” in its various determination, as well as the tolerance to again incorporate all these determinations, albeit flawed in their own ways, back into itself.
One should add that Beiser has the grace uegel to admit that Hegel’s grand synthesis is often clearer in its aims than in its achieved result. He is also one hegeo the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex By what Beiser calls a historical and hermeneutic approach, he was able to show that some of the ideas we usually attribute to Hegel’s originality were actually quite common to a whole generation.
Hegel first aimed to be a pamphleteer for Enlightenment, Kantian values, but in the face of events like the Revolutionary Terror thought that Kant left much philosophical work undone. Equally welcome in my view is Beiser’s emphasis on the formative role played by Jena Romanticism; Hegel’s hypercritical attitude towards Schlegel and company indicates how significant they were for him.
Jun 10, Raully rated it really liked it Shelves: Beiser earned his Beoser. A very short introduction by Peter Singer to familiarization other demensions of Hegel’s philosophy.
Want to Read saving…. 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.
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 50 3: His own system is unique and indefinitely inspiring, not because of its success and perfection, but because it is a failing one, which neither triumphs once and for all, nor fails completely. Bruce Baugh – – Routledge. During his tenure at Indiana, he spent time teaching at Yale University.
Beiser is exceptional at encouraging a generous but critical eye on Hegel. However, the presentation was very clear and made a lot of sense. I don’t claim to be able to understand Hegel despite a fair bit of effort trying, but I would hfgel that Beiser integrated a lot of what I have been able to understand into a larger and more sophisticated picture.