This book introduces Hegel's best-known and most influential work, Phenomenology of Spirit, by interpreting it as a unified argument for a single philosophical claim: that human beings achieve their freedom through retrospective self-understanding. In clear, non-technical prose, Larry Krasnoff sets this claim in the context of the history of modern philosophy and shows how it is developed in the major sections of Hegel's text. The result is an accessible and engaging guide to one of the most complex and important works of nineteenth-century philosophy, which will be of interest to all students and teachers working in this area.
Author: Larry Krasnoff Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 04/28/2008 Pages: 182 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.80lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780521873574
About the Author Krasnoff, Larry: - Larry Krasnoff is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Charleston. He is co-editor with Natalie Brender of New Essays on the History of Autonomy (2004).