Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Volume 3: Medieval and Modern Philosophy (Paperback)

Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Volume 3: Medieval and Modern Philosophy By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, E. S. Haldane (Translated by), Frances H. Simson (Translated by) Cover Image

Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Volume 3: Medieval and Modern Philosophy (Paperback)

$37.95


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
(This book cannot be returned.)
G. W. F. Hegel (1770–1831), the influential German philosopher, believed that human history was advancing spiritually and morally according to God's purpose. At the beginning of Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Hegel writes: "What the history of Philosophy shows us is a succession of noble minds, a gallery of heroes of thought, who, by the power of Reason, have penetrated into the being of things, of nature and of spirit, into the Being of God, and have won for us by their labours the highest treasure, the treasure of reasoned knowledge." Volume 3 of Lectures on the History of Philosophy, titled Medieval and Modern Philosophy for this Bison Books edition, begins with a survey of the philosophy of the middle ages, leaving the pagan world for the Christian and extending to the sixteenth century A.D. Hegel shows how scholastic theology and philosophy developed through the efforts of Peter Lombard, Thomas Aquinas, and others. Hegel's treatment of the modern period of philosophy focuses on Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hobbes, Leibnitz, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, and Fichte.
Product Details ISBN: 9780803272736
ISBN-10: 0803272731
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 1995
Pages: 571
Language: English
"Hegel's Geschichte der Philosophie was one of the grand products of the renaissance in historical learning that took place in early nineteenth-century Germany. . . . Hegel remains relevant today for his recognition that any self-critical philosophy must include a knowledge of its own history. A self-aware philosopher, Hegel firmly believed, knew where his ideas came from and their social and cultural context. . . . This is still the only available translation of all three volumes of Hegel's history."—Frederick C. Beiser, The Fate of Reason: German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte

"[Hegel] is, without doubt, the Aristotle of our post-Renaissance world."—J. N. Findlay, Hegel: A Re-examination