History of Philosophy by Julian Marias Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century: major figures, currents, trends, literature, significance, and more. Valuable section on contemporary philosophy — Brentano, Ortega, Heidegger, others. One of the best elementary history of philosophy available. 'Brevity and clarity of exposition...' — Ethics.
GWF Hegel has long been considered one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the nineteenth century, and his work continues to provoke debate in contemporary philosophy. This new book provides readers with an accessible introduction to Hegel's thought, offering a lucid and highly readable account of his "Phenomenology of Spirit," "Science of Logic," "Philosophy of Nature," "Philosophy of History," and "Philosophy of Right."