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G.W.F. Hegel (1770–1831) is one of the most important and sophisticated modern thinkers, but only now are his substantial contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of history, and philosophy of religion gaining the recognition they deserve. This companion is the first collection of essays to do justice to the extraordinary richness and diversity of Hegel's philosophy. Specially commissioned essays from international scholars cover all the main areas of Hegel's mature thought, as well as his influence on significant thinkers, such as Heidegger, Adorno, Derrida, and McDowell. More than just an overview of Hegel's work, the essays in this volume draw on the most up–to–date research to offer new perspectives on his thought. With insights for students and specialists alike, A Companion to Hegel provides a valuable understanding of the work of a subtle and challenging philosopher of the natural and the human world.
Stephen Houlgate is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Hegel, Nietzsche and the Criticism of Metaphysics (1986), An Introduction to Hegel: Freedom, Truth and History (1991, 2005) and The Opening of Hegel’s Logic: From Being to Infinity (2006), and his edited volumes include Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature (1998), The Hegel Reader (1998), and G.W.F. Hegel: Outlines of the Philosophy of Right (2008). He has served as Vice President and President of the Hegel Society of America and is a former editor of the Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain . Michael Baur is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University in New York City, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. He is Secretary of the Hegel Society of America and has published widely on phenomenology, critical theory, philosophy of law, and nineteenth–century continental philosophy, and on thinkers including Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Aristotle, and Aquinas.