This title presents a new introduction to Hegel, guiding the student through the key concepts of his work by examining the overall development of his ideas. G.W.F. Hegel is without doubt one of the most important and influential thinkers in the whole history of philosophy. Covering all the key concepts of his work, "Starting with Hegel" provides an accessible introduction to this hugely significant thinker. Thematically structured, the book leads the reader through a thorough overview of the development of Hegel's thought. Craig B. Matarrese shows how the questions that guided his early writings in fact shaped his entire career and thereby offers a more thorough understanding of the roots of his philosophical concerns. Providing coverage of the full range of Hegel's ideas, the book offers detailed examinations of all his key texts, including "The Phenomenology of Spirit" and "The Philosophy of Right". Crucially the book introduces the major thinkers and events that proved influential in the development of Hegel's thought, including Kant, Schiller, Fichte, Schelling, the French Revolution, the Enlightenment and romanticism. This is the ideal introduction for anyone coming to the work of this hugely important thinker for the first time. Continuum's "Starting with..." series offers clear, concise and accessible introductions to the key thinkers in philosophy. The books explore and illuminate the roots of each philosopher's work and ideas, leading readers to a thorough understanding of the key influences and philosophical foundations from which his or her thought developed. Ideal for first-year students starting out in philosophy, the series will serve as the ideal companion to study of this fascinating subject.