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Hegelian

[hey-gey-lee-uh n, hi-jee-]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Hegel or his philosophical system.
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noun
  1. a person who accepts the philosophical principles of Hegel.
  2. an authority or expert on the writings of Hegel.
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Origin of Hegelian

First recorded in 1830–40; Hegel + -ian
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Historical Examples of hegelian

  • She has studied every thing from the Hegelian philosophy downwards.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851

    Various

  • In Hegelian phraseology the state is the reality of which justice is the idea.

  • The Hegelian dialectic may be also described as a movement from the simple to the complex.

    Sophist

    Plato

  • This abstruse notion is the foundation of the Hegelian logic.

  • Now Marx embalmed his thinking in the language of the Hegelian school.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann


Word Origin and History for hegelian

Hegelian

adj.

1838, pertaining to German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831). As a noun from 1843.

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