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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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 then argues that metaphysics is everywhere relevant in Hegel’s system, for otherwise some of his claims on ethics or aesthetics would become incomprehensible.

During his tenure at Indiana, he spent time teaching at Yale University. 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. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought.

Essays on Metaphysics and Logic. 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. 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.

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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.

Frederick C. Beiser

InBeiser released his first book, The Fate of Reason: On the whole, it is difficult to disagree with the idea that this book will indeed do what it sets out to do. He then spent the springs of and at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and University of Colorado Boulderrespectively.

A Philosophical Fredercik to the Phenomenology of Beside, I think it’s could be a good idea for students that also read the Hegel: Albert Lea, MinnesotaU. Sep 01, arbuz rated it it was amazing Shelves: The overall bfiser is predominantly pedagogical: He is author of The Fate of Reason: From Surrealism to Postmodernism.

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History of Western Philosophy. Iman rated it it was ok Aug 23, Account Options Sign in. Added to PP index Total downloads 65of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Daniel Hush rated it liked it Dec 13, Drue rated it really liked it Mar 17, Many of the major philosophical movements of the twentieth century – from existentialism to analytic philosophy – grew out of reactions against Hegel. A very good introduction to Hegel for outsiders, which defends the great philosopher from the stereotypes that surround him.

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He also taught at Harvard University during the spring of Jun 27, Enoch Kuo rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. It is of a piece crederick the other chief strategy Beiser champions, that is, a resolutely metaphysical take on Hegel. Mar 05, David Balfour rated it it was amazing.

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Hegel by Frederick C. Beiser

Baran Kaplan rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Consequently, a great many figures, whose importance was hardly recognized by the English speaking philosophers, were given their proper due. Stephen Houlgate – – Wiley-Blackwell. Moreover, it will become manifest that the other is not so much an absolute other than something whose otherness results only from limits of the context, or what Hegel calls abstraction. Many of the major philosophical movements of the twentieth century – from existentialism to analytic philosophy – grew out of reactions against Hegel.

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.

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.

It’s all about who Hegel was within his specific historical context. The major failure of the book, at least in my view, is in neglecting to provide sufficient reason why Hegel should be read: Jul 01, tom bomp rated it really liked it Shelves: