Hegel's Introduction to the Philosophy of History remains one of the most profound and influential books on the philosophy of history. In clear and cogent terms this book:
* examines the ideas and arguments of the Introduction to the Philosophy of History
* explains key concepts of Hegel's system, a knowledge of which is essential for fully understanding his philosophy of history
* assesses the continuing relevance of Hegel to the contemporary debate about the nature of history.
Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks painlessly introduce students to the classic works of philosophy. Each GuideBook considers a major philosopher and a key area of their philosophy by focusing upon an important text – situating the philosopher and the work in a historical context, considering the text in question and assessing the philosopher’s contribution to contemporary thought.
Edited by Tim Crane, University of Cambridge and Jonathan Wolff, University College London