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Hegel's Shorter Logic: An Introduction and Commentary by John Grier Hibben and Eric v.d. Luft

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Hegel's Shorter Logic:
An Introduction and Commentary

  by John Grier Hibben and Eric v.d. Luft

Since its publication in 1902, John Grier Hibben's classic work
on Hegel's Encyclopedia Logic has been one of the clearest, most
illuminating, most helpful, and most popular expositions of this rich and        
difficult text. Nevertheless, its language has needed to be modernized,
its interpretations have needed to be revised and updated in view of
recent Hegel scholarship, and its findings have needed to be related
to a wider context in the history of philosophy. Writing as Hibben's
co-author, Eric v.d. Luft has done all this and more, adding two
chapters and an annotated bibliography, expanding the glossary,
providing exact citations, keying the commentary directly to
Hegel's section numbers, supplying illustrations and examples,
and strengthening the arguments. The result is an excellent
supplementary text for 21st-century students and Hegel scholars.

About the Authors:

John Grier Hibben was born in Peoria, Illinois, on April 19, 1861.
He received his B.A. in 1882 from Princeton University, where he
was both president of his class and valedictorian. After attending
Princeton Theological Seminary from 1883 to 1886, he was ordained
a Presbyterian minister in 1887. He received his A.M. in philosophy
in 1885 and his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1993, both from Princeton
University. He joined the Princeton University faculty in 1891 as
instructor in logic, later taught psychology and Bible, became full
professor of logic in 1897, and served as president of Princeton
University from 1912 to 1932. Among his books are Inductive
Logic
(1896), The Problems of Philosophy: An Introduction to
the Study of Philosophy
(1898), Hegel's Logic: An Essay in
Interpretation
(1902), Logic, Deductive and Inductive (1905),
The Philosophy of the Enlightenment (1910), A Defence of
Prejudice, and Other Essays
(1911), The Higher Patriotism
(1915), and Self-Legislated Obligations (1927). He died in
Woodbridge, New Jersey, on May 16, 1933.

Eric v.d. Luft earned his B.A. magna cum laude in philosophy and
religion at Bowdoin College in 1974 and his Ph.D. in philosophy at
Bryn Mawr College in 1985. From 1987 to 2006 he was Curator of
Historical Collections at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has
taught at Villanova University, Syracuse University, Upstate Medical
University, and the College of Saint Rose, and is listed in Who's Who in
America
. Luft is the author, editor, or translator of over 660 publications
in philosophy, religion, history, history of medicine, and nineteenth-century
studies, including Hegel, Hinrichs, and Schleiermacher on Feeling and
Reason in Religion: The Texts of Their 1821-22 Debate
(1987); God, Evil,
and Ethics: A Primer in the Philosophy of Religion
(2004); A Socialist
Manifesto
(2007); Die at the Right Time: A Subjective Cultural History
of the American Sixties
(2009); Ruminations: Selected Philosophical,
Historical, and Ideological Papers
(2010, 2013, 2019, 2020); The
Value of Suicide
(2012); The Socialist Reader (2015); An Imaginary
Conversation with Muhammad Ali
(2016); and On the Duties of
Philosophers
(2020).
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