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Hegel Texts and Commentary

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ISBN-10: 0268010692

ISBN-13: 9780268010690

Edition: 1977

Authors: Walter Kaufmann, W. G. Hegel

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Herbert Marcuse called the preface to Hegel's Phenomenology "one of the greatest philosophical undertakings of all times." This summary of Hegel's system of philosophy is now available in English translation with commentary on facing pages. While remaining faithful to the author's meaning, the translator has removed many encumbrances inherent in Hegel's style. "[Kaufmann's] lengthy commentary is a minor masterpiece of concise and erudite interpretation. This is a welcome departure from the lazy habit of pretending that Hegel was an obscure pedant who left some quite readable lectures on the philosophy of history. . . . To grasp what Hegel was really trying to do, one has to confront his…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 12/20/1977
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Walter Kaufmann was born in Freiburg, Germany in July 1, 1921. He arrived in the United States at the age of 17 and became a citizen in 1944. He received a B.A. degree from Williams College in 1941 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1947. During World War II, he served in the United States Army from 1943-1946. He was a member of the philosophy department at Princeton University from 1947-1980. He was a philosopher, translator, poet, and photographer. His first book, a critical study of Nietzsche, was published in 1950. His other works include Critique of Religion and Philosophy, From Shakespeare to Existentialism, The Faith of a Heretic, Tragedy and Philosophy, Without Guilt and…    

W. G. Hegel (1770-1831) was a German philosopher of the late Enlightenment. While primarily influential within the Continental tradition of philosophy, his work has become increasingly influential in the analytic tradition as well. Although he remains a divisive figure, his canonical stature within Western philosophy is universally recognized.