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The Hegel Reader

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The Hegel Reader is the most comprehensive collection of Hegel's writings currently available in English. It contains four important 'early writings', as well as selections from Hegel's mature writings and lectures which are central to his system and also have special relevance for post-Hegelian thinkers. There is also an extensive bibliography listing the main German edit ...more
Paperback, 568 pages
Published October 19th 1998 by Wiley-Blackwell
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Joshua Nomen-Mutatio
There once was a time in college when I took a fellow student's copy of this book and literally ripped it to shreds. I believe I'd consumed a pint of Bacardi 151 (alcohol content 75.5%) beforehand. In any case, I wasn't sober at the time, although my actions reflected real, albeit, exaggerated feelings about the largely overstated brilliance of his contributions to Western Philosophy.

Hegel's writing is extremely and unnecessarily complicated and a supreme pain in the ass to make sense of. This
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For those with neither the time nor the funds to invest in Hegel's prodigious corpus of philosophic viscera, Stephen Houlgate has performed a commendable service in assembling choice selections from said body and reproducing them here, along with opening and chapter introductions that shed a considerable light upon the contents. Hegel's all-encompassing metaphysical purview, his mystical, mysterious construct of Idealistic complexity has always struck me as both supremely impressive and wildly r ...more
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I don't think I can really give a rating to this book. Hegel is one of the hardest philosophers I have ever personally read (and if you ask a lot of people's opinions, I'm sure it's going to be the same). I thought his arguments were interesting (we are all god, we must recognize each other's subjectivity and our own limits in order to live successfully, infinity exists at every point - even on the tip of your finger, etc), but very difficult to grasp. And honestly, I had a hard time even pullin ...more
Jesse
Houlgate's expertise and knowledge of Hegel is rivaled only by that of the master himself.
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German philosopher and one of the founding figures of German Idealism. Influenced by Kant's transcendental idealism and Rousseau's politics, Hegel formulated an elaborate system of historical development of ethics, government, and religion through the dialectical unfolding of the Absolute. Hegel was one of the most well-known historicist philosopher, and his thought presaged continental philosophy ...more
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