Hegel

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Oxford University Press, Jun 16, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 97 pages
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Many people regard Hegel's work as obscure and extremely difficult, yet his importance and influence are universally acknowledged. Professor Singer eliminates any excuse for remaining ignorant of the outlines of Hegel's philosophy by providing a broad discussion of his ideas and an account of his major works.

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Review: Hegel: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

User Review  - Rlotz - Goodreads

This is only the second book I've read in the Very Short Introduction series. But I must say, I'm extremely impressed. The first was Michael Inwood's book on Heidegger, which tackled the mammoth task ... Read full review

Review: Hegel: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

User Review  - C. Derick Varn - Goodreads

The Australian moral philosopher, Peter Singer, does his best to make Hegel more accessible. In some ways, Singer is the obvious man for the job, a philosopher at Princeton who served as Chair of the ... Read full review

Contents

Hegels times and life
1
History with a purpose
9
Freedom and community
24
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Born in Australia, Singer received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Melbourne and, in 1971, his B. Phil from University College, Oxford. During his teaching career, he has held positions in philosophy in England, the United States, and Australia. While a student at Oxford, Singer was deeply affected by a group of people who had become vegetarians for ethical reasons. Joining their commitment to the rights of animals, he wrote Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals (1975), a persuasively reasoned, yet clearly understandable defense of the rights of animals. Singer's vocal concern for the proper treatment of animals has triggered a new appreciation of the anthropocentric bias of traditional Western moral philosophy; other philosophers have followed his lead. Complaining that ethical theorists have focused too intensely upon the rights, responsibilities, and treatment of humans, Singer dubs this malady "speciesism" and calls for a broader moral perspective---one that includes a sensitivity to the needs and concerns of other sentient creatures.