Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

[Revised entry by Paul Redding on August 4, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Along with J.G. Fichte and, at least in his early work, F.W.J. von Schelling, Hegel (1770 - 1831) belongs to
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[Revised entry by Paul Redding on August 4, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Along with J.G. Fichte and, at least in his early work, F.W.J. von Schelling, Hegel (1770 - 1831) belongs to the period of German idealism in the decades following Kant. The most systematic of the post-Kantian idealists, Hegel attempted, throughout his published writings as well as in his lectures, to elaborate a comprehensive and systematic philosophy from a purportedly logical starting point. He is perhaps most well-known for his teleological account of history, an account that was later taken over by Marx and "inverted" into a materialist theory of an historical development culminating in...

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