Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

  • by Peter Singer
  • Narrated by Christine Williams
  • 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hegel is regarded as one of the most influential figures on modern political and intellectual development. After painting Hegel's life and times in broad strokes, Peter Singer goes on to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of Hegel's philosophy. Offering a broad discussion of Hegel's ideas and an account of his major works, Singer explains what have often been considered abstruse and obscure ideas in a clear and inviting manner.


Audible Editor Reviews

This contribution to Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introductions series, written by Peter Singer, concisely reviews Hegel’s life, carefully contextualizing his work, then goes on to comprehensively summarize and discuss the Hegelian canon, delving into the high points of his philosophical ideas and deftly simplifying them for a lay audience.
Christine Williams presents this tidy overview of a vast and complex canon, her light, clear voice lending some much needed levity to the depths of Hegel’s thorny philosophical musings, often considered quite difficult to parse. Williams’ clear diction and careful pacing make this introduction accessible and even enjoyable - no small feat in the philosophical trenches....


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Customer Reviews

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Very clear

Hegel is unintelligible in much of his writing but Singer does an amazing job of clarifying what the old man was trying to say. Highly recommended as an introduction to Hegel!
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- Thomas

is christine williams a robot?

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The reader of this book sounds as if she is trying to sell you beauty products. Strange combination with the ideas she reads aloud.

What did you like best about this story?

its happy ending

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- RQ

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios