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.

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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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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

Excellent introduction to Hegel's philosophy

Peter Singer did a very good job at introducing something as abstruse as Hegel's philosophy. Someone already pointed out a couple or drawbacks involved in his choice of word (translating Geist as mind) but I consider this to be a small problem. While at the topic of german language, the narrator could have looked into the correct pronunciation of the german terms and names. Other than this, performance was fine.
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- BVasconcelos

Book Details

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