Hegel

[hey-guh l]
noun
  1. Ge·org Wil·helm Frie·drich [gey-awrk vil-helm free-drikh] /ˈgeɪ ɔrk ˈvɪl hɛlm ˈfri drɪx/, 1770–1831, German philosopher.
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Contemporary Examples of hegel

  • It used to be that when intellectuals heard the word “derivative,” they thought about what Marx took from Hegel.

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    The Intellectual Crash of 2009

    Lee Siegel

    March 25, 2009

  • An old joke went that only two people in history understood Hegel, and even they misunderstood him.

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    The Intellectual Crash of 2009

    Lee Siegel

    March 25, 2009

Historical Examples of hegel

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for hegel

Hegel

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 FormsHegelian (hɪˈɡeɪlɪən, heɪˈɡiː-), adjectiveHegelianism, noun
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