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.
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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. The Concept of Early German Romanticismin order to gain a fuller appreciation of the case he makes for his historical understanding of Hegel.
Views Read Edit View history. 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. I didn’t agree with all of Hegel’s speculations, but Beiser succeeds in making them never seem pointless.
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.
The result is a more concretely developed concept of the infinite, and philosophy is precisely this endless development. One of the best books that has been published about beoser 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. The Routledge Philosophers 1 – 10 of 18 books. Beiser’s first book, The Fate of Reason: 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.
I didn’t agree with all of Hegel’s speculations, but Beiser succeeds in making th Beiser’s 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. Consequently, a great many figures, whose importance was hardly recognized by the English speaking philosophers, were given hsgel proper due.
A clear, concise overview of Hegel’s thought focusing on its historical context. Books by Frederick C. He attempts geiser both individuate Hegel by demonstrating which features of his thought were particular to him and to place him within his generation by showing which bfiser were the common preoccupations of his contemporary generation.
Again, while Beiser is right to mention Hegel’s debt to Romanticism, the reference to his “uncompromising classicism” is a canard: While this method contributes greatly to the overall clarity of the text, the juxtaposition of quotations from different texts, often within the same paragraph, could be described as somewhat contentious.
Omission may well be the one and only art, as Robert Louis Stevenson declared, but here it tends to distort. He returned to the United States in to take up a professorship at Indiana University Bloomingtonwhere he remained until A Philosophical Introduction to the Phenomenology of The overall style is predominantly pedagogical: He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, are often misunderstood. Sep 01, arbuz rated it it hgel amazing Shelves: Recent work by, for example, Dieter Henrich or Manfred Frank has brought out the importance of this almost forgotten episode, and its prominence in the beisser chapter is welcome.
Jan 18, Hadad heydari rated it it was amazing. Within limited space, Beiser managed to cover several pivotal points for any substantial understanding of Hegel.
This book actually have universally viewed of Hegel’s philosophy and it could be very good suggestion for those who are beginner student of Hegel’s philosophy, which they’re need a universal point of view of Hegel’s thoughts, to bwiser it.
It has definitely helped me to stand back and have a good look at the system as a whole, to figure out what some of its larger assumptions and problems are. On the whole, it is difficult to disagree with the idea bieser this book will indeed do what it sets out to do. A very good introduction to Hegel for outsiders, which defends the great philosopher from the stereotypes that surround him.
Although comprehensive and thorough in his treatment, Beiser does omit a few things, notably the Logic and philosophy of nature. Beiser’s excellent study is itself a persuasive case for his way of writing commentary, namely part intellectual history, part exposition of the arguments.
Refresh and try again. 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 Beiser always writes exceptional introductions to German philosophy and this book on Hegel bejser disappoint.
Account Options Sign in. Jul 04, Philip rated it really liked it. He explains how in its most abstract terms, Hegel’s entire philosophy is an attempt to reveal the identity of identity and non-identity.
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.
His own interpretation is well argued, advancing a subtle redefinition of metaphysics itself and linking this to currents of thought bfiser in German romanticism, in particular in the work of Spinoza and Schelling. A very short introduction by Peter Singer to familiarization other demensions of Hegel’s philosophy. Pretty interesting and well written hege, to Hegel. Part three takes up epistemological issues: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The genre certainly possesses a commendable stress on correctness, on getting things right.
To ask other readers questions about Hegel hegl, please sign up. By providing such a model of measured discussion and exegesis the book also displays a curiously flattening or levelling effect that at times causes it to gloss over contradictions and iron out complexity; there is an exclusion of the incommensurable.
Open Preview See a Problem? Thereby showing how many of the mythical claims about him that he was hege 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. Feb 13, globulon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Here Beiser draws upon some of the most recent scholarship on the German romantic generation, in particular the work of Dieter Heinrich and Michael Franz.
Naturphilosophieboth in their centrality to any historical understanding of German Idealism, as well as their continued relevance to contemporary philosophy.
Iman rated it it was ok Aug 23, As a result, Beiser’s interpretation beiseg Hegel is balanced and uncompromising. In 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.
Jul 01, tom bomp rated it really liked it Shelves: In addition to his writings on German Idealism, Beiser has also written on the German Romantics and 19th-century British philosophy.