"Dr. Albert Schwegler's History of Philosophy is considered to be the best concise manual upon the subject from the school of Hegel. Its account of the Greek and of the German systems, is of especial value and importance. It presents the whole history of speculation in its consecutive order. Though following the method of Hegel's more extended lectures upon the progress of philosophy, and though it makes the system of Hegel to be the ripest product of philosophy, yet it also rests upon independent investigations. It will well reward diligent study, and is one of the best works for a textbook in our colleges, upon this neglected branch of scientific investigation. The translation by Julius H. Seelye gives a faithful rendering of the original"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).