Review by Choice Review
This volume features short essays from some of the most significant Hegel scholars in the English-speaking world, covering virtually every major area of Hegel scholarship. With a few exceptions (e.g., M. Forster's "Hegel and Hermeneutics"), the essays are based on monographs published in the last few years, F. Neuhouser's Foundations of Hegel's Social Theory (2000) among them. As such, this volume provides a very good outline of the landscape of contemporary Hegel scholarship by condensing some of the salient features of these larger texts to article-length manuscripts while at the same time addressing new points related to the original monograph. One of the most useful features of the volume is the way in which some articles identify Hegel's thought in relation to the debates and discussions going on at the beginning of the 19th century, e.g., Paul Franks's "Ancient Skepticism, Modern Naturalism, and Nihilism in Hegel's Early Jena Writings." This volume will orient those who are new to Hegel scholarship to some of the most influential and important contributions of the last two decades. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty/researchers. J. M. Tilley Georgetown College
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