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This introduction guides the reader through a system which aimed to make sense of history. It offers perspectives on Lyotard's meta-narrative, and Fukuyama's end of history in postmodern debate....

Title : Introducing Hegel
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ISBN : 9781840461114
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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  • Anna
    2019-04-27 03:04

    I've read one other "Introducing" book as a review piece, comparing the "Introducing" series with the "For Beginners" series. At the time found them fairly analogous. The "For Beginners" series took the lead in terms of concepts; whereas, the "Introducing" took it historically. Introducing Hegel goes even further in that direction. It spends so much time situating Hegel in regard to his contemporaries, that it barely outlines Hegel's philosophy. In short, it was very disappointing.

  • Leonardo
    2019-04-13 02:16

    No me gustó mucho, me pareció aburrido y no aprendí casi nada. ¡Leer a Hegel debe ser terrible! Igual me parece que entre los que fui leyendo de esta colección este es el que más alienta a la lectura de los originales, pero a mi hasta me costó la versión para principiantes, así que "no por ahora".

  • Becky Ankeny
    2019-03-28 04:25

    Reading this book is like eating a box of unmarked chocolates. Some of Hegel's thoughts I read and recognized, some were unfamiliar--oh, maple, or fruit jelly, or wait, what is that? Do I like it? GWF Hegel is most famous (to me) for his explanation of the dialectic: thesis, antithesis, synthesis, though I discovered that others gave the three parts those names. So often I have lurched toward better understanding by a Hegelian motion, particularly in dialogue with someone who disagrees. The book is written by a senior lecturer in democracy and media at University of Leeds, and is illustrated by Andrzej Krauze. Illustrated, you ask? Why yes, illustrated throughout, and when the illustration is a tip of the hat to Escher, you know the concept is a bit baffling. One thing I learned is that Hegel viewed the State as not "a set of institutions but the objective embodiment of ethical life" (105). This challenges me to hold institutions accountable to ethics, particularly when they are violating the ethics they purport to uphold. I also learned about Hegel's fable of the master and the slave: I can't do it justice here, but the set-up is two self-consciousnesses locked in a life and death struggle for recognition from the other; the self who submits rather than facing death becomes the slave, an object and a means. An insight I gained from it is that the master remains dependent despite having the upper hand, while the slave makes the world for both, learns self-respect, and educates him/herself toward independence. One apparently wins ultimately by losing at the start.

  • xDEAD ENDx
    2019-04-14 01:00

    This is a really great introduction to Hegel that explores all of his major works in an understandable language (which isn't easy!), along with his general stances on politics and religion, and all the philosophers influenced by and drawing upon him. I also enjoyed the illustrations, a number of which were genuinely humorous, such as drawings of Hegel as candles, spiral shells, etc.The only odd bit is that the writer makes a claim that "one could write an intellectual history of our century without mentioning Hegel" but then seems to flip-flop and discuss all the influential thinkers of the 20th century and how they were either indebted to Hegel, drawing upon his ideas, or deconstructing and opposing him.

  • Anton
    2019-04-17 02:17

    So far, I've enjoyed every For Beginners book I've read. I can't really critique any of them for the simple reason that I'm at the beginners stage in all the topics. My term for it is, "being a generalist."

  • Sammy
    2019-03-31 07:23

    If you have read one of these, you have read all of these.Cute, good warmer-upper, but don't expect to have great insight about Hegel afterwards.

  • Andy
    2019-04-23 01:07

    This book presented a very thorough summary of Hegel, including his life, thought, and legacy. Highly recommended.

  • Sajjad Shirazy
    2019-04-18 02:56

    قدم اول : هگلانتشارات شیرازه

  • Sumit
    2019-04-26 06:06

    A good starting point, the book does provide a background of Hegel's life and the social backdrop of his work. However some the difficult concepts are not explained lucidly. Though the title claims to be a "graphic guide", the illustrations are often just that; the fill up the pages but do not assist the reader in grasping the complex concepts of Hegel's philosophy.

  • Florence
    2019-04-10 04:18

    I knew some vague things about Hegel's philosophy via Marx and Marxists. I also knew that hegel was famously opaque and difficult to interpret.I thought a comic book summary of Hegel's ideas would dumb them down enough that I could digest them easily.That was not correct.

  • Charles Purpura
    2019-04-25 01:23

    These books are so much fun, 100% worth the read. The pictures alone provide so much information of these dense thick thoughts.

  • Icon Books
    2019-04-02 03:25

    INTRODUCING guide to the hugely influential German thinker. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is one of the greatest thinkers of all time. No other philosopher has had such a profound impact on the ideas and political events of the 20th century. Hegel's influential writings on philosophy, politics, history and art are parts of a larger systematic whole. They are also among the most difficult in the entire literature of philosophy. Introducing Hegel guides us through a spectacular system of thought which aimed to make sense of history. The book also provides new perspectives on contemporary postmodern debates about 'metanarratives' (Lyotard) and the 'end of history' (Fukuyama). It is an ideal introduction to this crucial figure in the history of philosophy, and is indispensable for anyone trying to understand such key modern thinkers as Marx, Lacan, Satre and Adorno.About the AuthorLloyd Spencer is Senior Lecturer in the School of Media at Trinity and All Saints, a college of the University of Leeds. He has written Introducing the Enlightenment and a biographical study of Walter Benjamin. Andrzej Krauze is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work is published regularly in the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Sunday Telegraph.

  • Nazmi Yaakub
    2019-04-08 05:16

    BERBEZA dengan buku seputar Descartes yang menjadi pintu masuk daripada era skolastik kepada falsafah moden, introduksi mengenai Hegel yang menumbuhkan banyak pemikiran kritikal pada abad ke-20 agak sukar untuk dikunyah.Lloyd Spencer dengan ilustrasi Andrzej Krauze mengambil 60 halaman pertama untuk menyorot sejarah Hegel dan pemikiran yang melingkungi zamannya, sebelum meninjau buah fikir Hegel daripada fenomenologi; konsep master & slave; pengetahuan mutlak; pemikiran dialektikal; kebebasan dan fungsi negara dan falsafah seni serta agamanya.Bagaimanapun adalah penting untuk pemikir atau sekurang-kurangnya Muslim yang menyedari bahaya kerangka pemikiran Barat untuk menjejaki asal-usul pemikir moden yang membentuk acuannya yang turut berpunca daripada Hegel - kerana acuan pemikiran Barat itulah yang sebenarnya menjadi masalah besar kepada umat Islam, dan bukanlah hanya semata-mata ‘budaya sosial’ dalam lingkungan masyarakat Barat.

  • Alan
    2019-04-20 04:57

    Like with many of the introducing books, I can't say I didn't learn anything from reading it, but I can't say I learnt much either. This guide does a good deal of detailing Hegel's life and the basic foundations of his philosophy. Unfortunately these details are far too simplistic and at times unclear. Hegel's works are complex and I was hoping to begin hisPhenomenology of Spirit after reading this. I don't think I will. The book is not bad, just not as informative as I would have liked it to be.

  • Grace
    2019-04-01 03:08

    This book was fun and provided a concise biography of Hegel and the lives of his contemporaries, however, if you are looking to get an actual introduction to Hegelian philosophy this is not the place to start. Without the pictures, the book itself is probably only fifteen full pages of text, but it was a quick and lightminded read for a rainy day. Three stars.

  • Thomas
    2019-04-14 02:07

    Good balance between the biography and the theories. While the theories and the philosophy is somewhat dense - that's their nature. However, this could have been assisted with a brief/abridged dictionary at the end of the book (as other editions in the series have).

  • Derenif G
    2019-04-19 08:19

    Claro para comprender cosas basicas y generar el ansia por enfrentarse al Grande e intrincado Hegel

  • Sean
    2019-04-03 02:20

    it had quite a bit of information about what influenced him and how he influenced others just not enough about his basic ideas, still a good read

  • Frank Spencer
    2019-04-11 09:04

    this book helps some, but it really is tough to get a handle on this guy

  • Cypress Butane
    2019-04-02 04:04

    Good intro.