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Hegel

[hey-guh l] /ˈheɪ gəl/
noun
1.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
[gey-awrk vil-helm free-drikh] /ˈgeɪ ɔrk ˈvɪl hɛlm ˈfri drɪx/ (Show IPA),
1770–1831, German philosopher.
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  • Not that I profess to know anything either about Hegel or Schopenhauer.

    Cleo The Magnificent

    Louis Zangwill
  • Leaving the comparison with Plato we may now consider the value of this invention of Hegel.

    Sophist Plato
  • The system of Hegel frees the mind from the dominion of abstract ideas.

    Sophist Plato
  • Hegel would have insisted that his philosophy should be accepted as a whole or not at all.

    Sophist Plato
  • But such disturbers of the order of thought Hegel is reluctant to acknowledge.

    Sophist Plato
  • The nomenclature of Hegel has been made by himself out of the language of common life.

    Sophist Plato
  • Hegel is fond of etymologies and often seems to trifle with words.

    Sophist Plato
  • All abstractions are supposed by Hegel to derive their meaning from one another.

    Sophist Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Hegel

Hegel

/ˈheɪɡəl/
noun
1.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (ɡeˈɔrk ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfriːdrɪç). 1770–1831, German philosopher, who created a fundamentally influential system of thought. His view of man's mind as the highest expression of the Absolute is expounded in The Phenomenology of Mind (1807). He developed his concept of dialectic, in which the contradiction between a proposition (thesis) and its antithesis is resolved at a higher level of truth (synthesis), in Science of Logic (1812–16)
Derived Forms
Hegelian (hɪˈɡeɪlɪən; heɪˈɡiː-) adjective
Hegelianism, noun
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