Lectures on the History of Philosophy

Recommended edition: Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Humanity Books, 1989.

From the publisher:

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was not only a great philosopher but a great historian of philosophy. He invented the idea of the philosophical tradition as a discussion among philosophers extending over centuries centering on a few main philosophical problems. The conceptual scheme, widely accepted in histories of philosophy, emerged in Hegel’s lectures at the same time as German idealism itself. This new abridgment of a well-known edition makes the main insights of Hegel’s famous Lectures on the History of Philosophy widely available in an inexpensive edition.