This classic introduction to one of the most influential modern thinkers, G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831) has been made even more comprehensive through the addition of four new chapters. This is the new edition of a classic introduction to Hegel. It enables students to engage with many aspects of Hegel's philosophy. It covers the whole range of Hegel's mature thought. It relates Hegel's ideas to other thinkers, such as Luther, Descartes and Kant. It offers a distinctive and challenging interpretation of Hegel's work.