1 Introduction 1
2 Hegel’s Life and Influences 12
3 Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit 31
4 Hegel’s Logic 79
5 Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Spirit 94
6 Hegel’s Philosophy of Right 109
7 Hegel’s Philosophy of History 118
8 Hegel’s Lectures on Philosophy and Religion 127
9 After Hegel 136
Suggestions for Further Reading 161
John McCumber, University of California, Los Angeles
"In this contextually rich account, J.M. Fritzman shows students, in language they can easily grasp, a Hegel who is not the architect of a grand, a priori system that sees all and foresees all but one who is revealed as a great diagnostician, retrospectively making sense of himself and his world by reflectively understanding the tensions and forces that constitute and color current experience, informed, as it necessarily is, by its history and social context."
Willem DeVries, University of New Hampshire
"Of all the introductions to Hegel, J. M. Fritzman's is perhaps the most accessible one to date."
Prof. David Manier, City University of New York