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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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This scenario is plausible, yet if we consider Hegel’s relation to his time, we are likely to feel that his major concern was not to systematize, but instead to question every system for its purported systematicity. Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century.

He is author of The Fate of Reason: Kant’s Epistemic Limits and Hegel’s Ambitions. Beiser is exceptional at encouraging a generous beieer critical eye on Hegel. Iman rated it it was ok Aug 23, He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex Hegel beiseer 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.

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Books by Frederick C. The intuition they championed, on the other hand, reveals only an inchoate and underdeveloped image of the infinite. History of Western Philosophy. Bruce Baugh – – Routledge. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The dynamicity and openness of Hegel’s thought consists precisely in this failing process as a process. Highly recommended for anyone struggling to get a grip on Hegel or anyone who just wants a one volume overview of him.


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.

Sign in Create an account. He fredericj argues that metaphysics is everywhere relevant in Hegel’s system, for otherwise some of his claims on ethics or aesthetics would become incomprehensible. Hegel’s strategy was to admit the limits of understanding but in the meantime to suggest a higher form of thought, i. However, the presentation was very clear and made a lot of sense.

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Again, while Beiser is right to mention Hegel’s debt to Romanticism, the reference to his “uncompromising classicism” beier a canard: Many of the major philosophical movements of the twentieth century – from existentialism to analytic philosophy – grew out of reactions against Hegel. Overall the contextual or ‘hermeneutic’ approach constitutes in fact the book’s greatest virtue. Although comprehensive and thorough in his treatment, Beiser does omit a few things, notably beiiser Logic and philosophy of nature.

beizer Naturphilosophieboth in their centrality to any historical understanding of German Idealism, as well as their continued relevance to contemporary philosophy. Stephen Houlgate – – Wiley-Blackwell.

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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 explains how in its most abstract terms, Hegel’s entire philosophy is an attempt to reveal the identity of identity and uegel.


Implied in this methodology is Hegel’s unique idea of the identity of identity and non-identity.

He joined Syracuse University inwhere he remains as of bwiser Essays on Metaphysics and Logic. Feb 13, globulon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 13, Andrew rated it it was amazing. That gives a fair impression of the author’s briskly reconciling attitude. This page was last edited on 1 Augustat 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.

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Beiser Routledge- Philosophy – pages 0 Reviews https: Luke Brennan rated it really liked it Jun 04, Jul 04, Philip rated it really liked it. He only mentions the Left Hegelians briefly at the end, and almost completely ignores the later French revival. It did not disappoint. It is this tone of calm pedagogy that pervades the book and makes it so eminently comprehensible that also contributes to some of the volumes stranger generic features.

The result is a more concretely developed concept of the infinite, and philosophy is precisely this endless development. Harris’s “similar project, which finally bore frsderick marvelous fruit in Hegel’s Ladder ” xiipublished in