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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Daniel Hush rated it liked it Dec 13, True, attending to Wittgensteinian themes can easily seem anachronistic, or conversely sound already somewhat dated, or Beiser’s major objection will fail to sort out Hegel’s own contributions from those of his peers.

He begins with the philosophical context and Hegel’s early ideals, then in part frrderick examines Hegel’s ‘absolute idealism,’ his organicist metaphysics and conception of ‘spirit,’ and “the religious dimension” in his thought an admiring nod here to Emil Fackenheim. The book also seems quite comprehensive, even including a chapter on Hegel’s aesthetics.


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The intuition they championed, on the other hand, reveals only an inchoate and underdeveloped image of the infinite. Jan 18, Hadad heydari rated it it was amazing. Of course, this is no substitute to reading Hegel himself, but I’ve found it to be an excellent sampler and tour guide.

Frederick C. Beiser

In addition to heegl writings on German Idealism, Beiser has also written on the German Romantics and 19th-century British philosophy. Again, while Beiser is right to mention Hegel’s debt to Romanticism, the reference to his “uncompromising classicism” is a canard: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Heyel Logic and Mathematics. Beiser sets up his detailed discussion of Hegel’s arguments very well with the introductory chapters. The Routledge Philosophers 1 – 10 of 18 books. He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, are often misunderstood.

It did not disappoint. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought.

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Philosophy students will need to go on to more focussed books Houlgate is good for the next levelbut this is a rich, interesting study that you’ll wish other scholars emulated. There are, to be sure, points in the book that seem to render Hegel too systematic, as if he trederick an answer to every question or criticism. Hegel’s ideas about the frederck state are kind of amusing, but also interesting in the ways they prefigure social democrat policies.

Beiser Routledge- Philosophy – pages 0 Reviews https: The famous definition of beauty as “the sensuous Scheinen of the Idea” is found in no extant lecture notes, although one can make the case for the centrality of Hegel’s argument that essence must “shine” and appear. James Kreines – – Philosophy Compass 1 5: In situating Hgel so well in his intellectual context, an approach which is of course fitting considering the importance of wider culture and society to Hegel’s thought, he helps the reader have some sympathy with the ideas.

Confirmed some things that I had suspected and cleared up much more that I didn’t know I was mistaken about.

Frederick C. Beiser – Wikipedia

And although Beiser notes Hegel’s love of opera and art galleries, heyel fails to ask — with Gethmann-Siefert — what that might suggest about Hegel’s attitude to contemporary art as a social if no longer religious practice concert hall, museum, world-literature, etc.


The result is a more concretely developed concept of the infinite, and philosophy is precisely this endless development. The objections and concerns raised in this review, when considered in light of the overall quality of the text, are minor quibbles and reflections frederidk what is undoubtedly an exemplary achievement. Jul 04, Philip rated it really liked it. The Logic of Hegel’s ‘Logic’: Mary Ann rated it liked it Dec 04, Alexandru rated it really liked it Mar 12, 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.

Hegel is a good example of the philosopher as product of his time, and Beiser does an incredible job rrederick explaining the contemporary issues he was responding to. Books by Frederick C. Kant’s Epistemic Limits and Hegel’s Ambitions. In pages Fredericck manages to suggest much of the sweep and challenge of Hegel’s thought, in direct and straightforward prose, yet without shirking the procedural difficulties of Hegel’s arguments and positions.

Christian Giliberto rated it really liked frederivk Mar 02, As one might expect, Beiser is particularly good on contextual issues; it is how he made his reputation after all. Ioannis Trisokkas – – Clio: In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel’s thought.