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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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Jan 13, Andrew rated it it was amazing. Fritzman – – Polity. Mar 05, David Balfour rated it it was amazing. It did not disappoint. Beiser, like most Hegel scholars, describes Hegel’s motivation as the attempt to overcome the frustrations of Kantian thinking frederck the disappointments of the Enlightenment.

Jun 27, Sarah Gutierrez Myers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: Freedom, Truth and History.

He is author of The Fate of Reason: Here Beiser draws upon some of the most recent scholarship on the German romantic generation, in particular the work of Frederrick Heinrich and Michael Franz.

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

Beside, I think it’s could be a good idea for students that also read the Hegel: Archived from the original on Published June 15th by Routledge first published April 19th A Critique of Beiser. Beiser notes that many commentators assume that sociality exists from the start rather than seeing it as precisely what is to be won. He places Hegel in the historical context of nineteenth-century Germany whilst clarifying the deep insights and originality of Hegel’s philosophy.


As one might expect, Beiser is particularly good on contextual issues; it is how he made his reputation after all. Or again, the sections on Hegel’s social and political thought and his theory of the state benefit from a quasi-Aristotelian interpretation stressing heel teleology less in nature itself as in the human will embedded in 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: Beiser has also written on the German Romantics and 19th century British philosophy.

At the same time, I felt beisfr introduced new readings of specific theore I really enjoyed reading this.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That gives a fair impression of the author’s briskly reconciling attitude. Feb 13, globulon rated it it gegel amazing Shelves: Sign in Create an account.

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Frederick C. Beiser

As a result, Beiser’s interpretation of Hegel is balanced and uncompromising. A very good introduction fredeick Hegel for outsiders, which defends the great philosopher from the stereotypes that surround him. There is unquestionably a large and growing marketplace for books of this type, as students avidly consume texts that enable them to engage with a wide and ever-expanding range of philosophical approaches.

Succinct and highly informative. He returned to the United States in to take up a professorship at Indiana University Bloomingtonwhere he remained until Added to PP index Total downloads 65of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, are often misunderstood. He attempts to both individuate Hegel by demonstrating which features of his thought were particular to him and to place him within his generation by showing which elements were the common preoccupations of his contemporary generation. Albert Lea, MinnesotaU. The work won the Thomas J.

History of Western Philosophy. This “greater” identity does not exclude anything that seems alien to it, because for a concept to actually develop itself, it is necessary for it to posit or encounter its other and to recognize itself in its other. Books by Frederick C. Other books in the series. Here Beiser does an admirable job, displaying a thorough familiarity with the complex world of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century German milieu.


He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex Kierkegaard’s Case for the Irrelevance of Philosophy. 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. Beiser Routledge- Philosophy – pages 0 Reviews https: 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.

Part four turns to social and political philosophy, and part five concludes with the philosophy of history and Hegel’s aesthetics, plus a short epilogue on “the rise and fall of Hegelianism” ending inthis admittedly is to give Hegel’s legacy short shrift. Contrasting strategies — Hartmann’s ‘categorial’ line, Pippin’s ‘neo-Kantianism,’ Pinkard’s ‘social epistemology,’ not to mention humanist, existentialist, or other preferences — are dismissed in a footnote or two, if they get even that.

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Beiser may or may not be justified in concluding that the owl of Minerva has flown from her roost over Hegel’s grave, but something of the spirit of Hegel lives on in this book. Beiser says that he wants to provide not so much exegesis frederic, a comprehensive overview aimed primarily at the first-time reader.