Texts and Commentary
Paperback | 9780268010690 | December 1977
eBook (PDF) | 9780268161194 | December 1977
eBook (EPUB) | 9780268161200 | December 1977
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, Walter Kaufmann has removed many encumbrances inherent in Hegel's style.
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.
Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980) was a German-American philosopher, translator, and poet. A prolific author, he wrote extensively on a broad range of subjects. He served for over thirty years as a professor at Princeton University.