Hegel

Hegel

by David James
     
 

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Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of…  See more details below

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Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.

George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is a philosopher of major and enduring influence. The author of The Phenomenology of Spirit and Foundations of the Philosophy of Right, cornerstones of the philosophical canon, he will be encountered by anyone studying or interested in Western philosophy.

Hegel: A Guide for the Perplexed offers an invaluable introduction to Hegel's thought. David James employs the concept of freedom to offer a unified account of the most important parts of his philosophical system: his theory of intersubjectivity; his theory of the modern state; his accounts of art and religion; and his idea of a speculative logic. This accessible but authoritative text places Hegel in an historical context, exploring his engagement with thinkers including Fichte, Jacobi and Rousseau. This is a comprehensive and coherent introduction, ideal for anyone studying this fascinating thinker.

About the Author:
David James was previously a Research Fellow at the University of Ottawa

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826485373
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/08/2007
Series:
Guides for the Perplexed Series
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

David James is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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