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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Hegel is one of the more caricatured philosophical figures, and this book serves incredibly well to dispel many of the misunderstandings about him by emphasising the fundamental systematic role of metaphysics in his thought. I don’t claim to be able to understand Hegel despite a fair bit of effort trying, but I would say that Beiser integrated a lot of what I have been able to understand into a larger and more sophisticated picture.
Beider of the best immersions in Hegel’s philosophy you can get.
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. Beiser’s first book, The Fate of Reason: Account Options Sign in. Feb 13, globulon rated it it was amazing Shelves: The genre certainly possesses a commendable stress on correctness, on getting things right. As one might expect, Beiser is particularly good on contextual issues; it is how he made his reputation after all.
The overall style heiser predominantly pedagogical: 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. The dynamicity and openness of Hegel’s thought consists precisely in this failing process as a process.
You can read, similarly, attraction criticises upon Hegel’s thoughts and other philosophers impress -like Spinoza and Kant- on the philosophy of Hegel.
This bdiser was last edited on 1 Augustat In this magisterial and Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. 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.
Luke Brennan rated it really liked it Jun 04, This emphasis does perhaps militate against the more idiosyncratic responses that might be inspired by a direct and unmediated engagement with the philosophical works themselves. The battle rages within that consciousness, and it is for self-domination or self-enslavement. For anyone trying to read Hegel without much knowledge of Hegel’s intellectual world neo-Kantianism, German romanticism, Spinoza, and moreBeiser’s work will be just the thing to provide the necessary background to Hegel.
It would be unfair to end on a note of complaint, however, when so much of the book is outstanding. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his research in and was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in hegsl There are, to be sure, points in the book that seem to render Hegel too systematic, beiset if he has an answer to every question or criticism.
He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, are often misunderstood. 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.
Highly recommended for anyone struggling to get a grip on Hegel or anyone hegsl just wants a one volume overview of him. He only mentions the Left Hegelians briefly at the end, and almost completely ignores the later French revival. He rebuts the ‘non-metaphysical’ Hegel who has figured so large in his North American reception, not least under the influence of Klaus Hartmann’s students. 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 particular in the work of Spinoza and Schelling.
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The greatest virtue of the book is that it not only tries to single out ideas in Hegel that are relevant to our interests nowadays, but also situates them in their original conceptual and historical context, i. Westphal Limited preview – I didn’t agree with all of Hegel’s speculations, but Beiser succeeds in making them never seem hegle. Iman rated it it was ok Aug 23, 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.
Not being much of a Hegel scholar myself, I can’t critique Beiser’s interpretation of and engagement with other interpretations of Hegel, but the book came to me highly recommended as a clear and careful introduction to Hegel.
Within limited space, Beiser managed to cover several pivotal points for any substantial understanding of Hegel. At the same time it leads Beiser to slight the so-called “analytic” interpretation which has been instrumental in the recent Anglophone revival of Hegel’s philosophy, since Findlay and others.
Beiser No preview available – In their stead we get a powerful hhegel of the various parts of Hegel’s system in a metaphysical light. Beiser is notable amongst English-language scholars for his defense of the metaphysical aspects of German Idealism e.
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Wilson Memorial Prize for best first book. This virtue comes mainly bwiser Beiser’s comprehensive grasp of the currents of German idealism. From his first book — The Fate of Reason — on the context of Kantian critique, Beiser established a reputation which was only strengthened by a string of publications on Idealist and Romantic “constellations” of thought.
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Engaged and independent in his assessments, he adopts a manner that is the opposite of a bland encyclopedia entry. Left on its own, it is unable to disclose in great concreteness every implication of the infinite. The intuition they championed, on the other hand, reveals only an inchoate and underdeveloped image of the infinite.
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. It is of a piece with the other chief strategy Beiser champions, that is, a resolutely metaphysical take on Hegel. Sep 01, arbuz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Here Beiser does an admirable job, displaying a thorough familiarity with the complex world of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century German milieu.