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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

Author of The Phenomenology of Spirit

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Born the son of a government clerk in Stuttgart, Germany, George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel received his education at Tubingen in theology. Arguably the most influential philosopher of the nineteenth century, Hegel's lectures---most notably at the University of Berlin from 1818 to his death---deeply show more influenced not only philosophers and historians but generations of political activists of both the Right and Left, champions of the all-powerful nation-state on the one hand and Karl Marx on the other. His lectures at Berlin were the platform from which he set forth the system elaborated in his writings. At the heart of Hegel's philosophy is his philosophy of history. In his view, history works in a series of dialectical steps---thesis, antithesis, synthesis. His whole system is founded on the great triad---the Idea as thesis, Nature as antithesis, and the Spirit as synthesis. The Idea is God's will; Nature is the material world, including man; Spirit is man's self-consciousness of the Idea, his coming to an understanding of God's will. The formation over time of this consciousness is History. Spirit does not exist in the abstract for Hegel, but is comprehended in "peoples," cultures, or civilizations, in practice states. Hegelian Freedom is only possible in organized states, where a National Spirit can be realized. This National Spirit, a part of the World Spirit, is realized in History largely through the actions of World Historical Individuals, heroes such as Napoleon, who embody that Spirit. A profound misunderstanding of this doctrine led many German intellectuals to subvert it into a narrow, authoritarian nationalism that glorified the "state" as an end in itself. Although Hegel saw his philosophy as universal, applicable throughout the world, the focus and inspiration of his thought was European. And in his own even smaller world, he was content to support and work for the Prussian state, which he believed to be the highest development of history up to that time. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) 3,210 copies
The Philosophy of History (1837) 1,312 copies
Reason in History (1837) 652 copies
Hegel's Science of Logic (1969) 349 copies
Hegel: The Essential Writings (1974) — Author; Author — 243 copies
The Philosophy of Hegel (1953) 219 copies
Hegel: Texts and Commentary (1966) — Author — 205 copies
Hegel: Philosophy of Mind (1830) 194 copies
Hegel: Selections (1929) 111 copies
Political Writings (1970) 81 copies
The Logic of Hegel (1874) 51 copies
Hegel Selections: The Great Philosophers Series (1988) — Author — 50 copies
Faith and Knowledge (1977) 45 copies
The Philosophy of Art (2006) 39 copies
Hegel (1955) 38 copies
Hegel on Tragedy (1962) 33 copies
Vita di Gesu (1996) 25 copies
Jenaer Schriften 1801-1807 (1986) 20 copies
Lectures on Logic (2008) 19 copies
Inledning till estetiken (1970) 18 copies
Over de esthetiek (1989) 16 copies
Hegel: The Letters (1984) 15 copies
Lógica (1901) 13 copies
Estética (1988) 13 copies
Hegel (1999) 12 copies
Escritos de juventud (1978) 11 copies
Logica 2 vol (2002) 9 copies
Förnuftet i historien (1987) 9 copies
Ciencia de la Lógica (1993) 8 copies
Tarihte akıl (1995) 8 copies
Hegel i urval (1973) 7 copies
Frühe politische Systeme (1974) 7 copies
Primi scritti critici (2010) 7 copies
Fé e Saber (2008) 7 copies
Filosofía real (1984) 6 copies
A logika (1979) 6 copies
Filosofia dello spirito (2005) 6 copies
El concepto de religión (1981) 6 copies
Hegel on Hamann (2008) — Author — 5 copies
La dialettica (2012) 5 copies
Samtliche Werke 5 copies
Nauka logiki. T. 1 (2020) 4 copies
orbitas dos Planetas, As (2012) 4 copies
Fenomenologia ducha (2010) 4 copies
The Encyclopedia Logic (2011) 4 copies
The Berlin Phenomenology (1981) 4 copies
Escritos pedagógicos (1991) 4 copies
Estetica. Vol. I (2013) 4 copies
Filosofia della natura (2006) 4 copies
La ‰scienza della logica (2010) 4 copies
A természetfilozófia (1968) 4 copies
A szellem filozófiája (1981) 4 copies
Morceaux choisis (1995) 4 copies
Dizionario delle idee (1996) 4 copies
Filosofía de la historia (1987) 4 copies
Sustav ćudorednosti (2002) 4 copies
The Philosophy of Nature (2010) 3 copies
Lettere 3 copies
First Humans (Zoom in on) (1998) 3 copies
A logika tudománya (1957) 3 copies
Propedêutica Filosófica (2018) 3 copies
System der Sittlichkeit (2002) 3 copies
Historia de Jesús (1987) 3 copies
The Philosophy Of Spirit (2004) 2 copies
Cours d'esthetique III (1998) 2 copies
Schriften 2 copies
Objective Spirit (2004) 2 copies
Din felsefesi dersleri (2016) 2 copies
Lógica I 2 copies
Nauka logiki. T. 2 (2020) 2 copies
Základy filosofie práva (1992) 2 copies
Ästhetik 2 copies
Escritos sobre religión (2013) 2 copies
La peinture. La musique (1965) 2 copies
Hegel (2000) 2 copies
Le orbite dei pianeti (1984) 2 copies
Le savoir absolu (1998) 2 copies
L'Idee du Beau (1964) 2 copies
Prefácios 2 copies
PLATONI 1 copy
ARISTOTELI 1 copy
Αισθητική (2010) 1 copy
La poésie 1 copy
小邏輯 1 copy
Estetik 1 copy
Lectii despre Platon (1998) 1 copy
Poética 1 copy
Cours d'esthetique-2 (1998) 1 copy
Platoni 1 copy
Hegel I 1 copy
Кн. 2 (1994) 1 copy
Der Staat 1 copy
Prefácios 1 copy
精神現象学 (1998) 1 copy
Sofistene (1994) 1 copy
Hegel: Vol 3 (1986) 1 copy
Esthétique. Voll. 10 (2001) 1 copy
Jenaer Realphilosophie (1988) 1 copy
Sein, Das : (1812) (1986) 1 copy
Lógica III 1 copy
Poetica (2014) 1 copy
Felsefi Propedeutik (2014) 1 copy
The Letters 1 copy
Textes pédagogiques (1990) 1 copy
Aristoteli 1 copy
Akıl Dediğimiz Şey (2019) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Prince (1532) — Contributor, some editions — 23,821 copies
The European Philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche (1960) — Contributor — 441 copies
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contributor, some editions — 404 copies
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Author, some editions — 190 copies
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Contributor — 49 copies
The Romantics on Shakespeare (1992) — Contributor — 37 copies
Political philosophy (1965) — Contributor — 33 copies
German Essays on Music (1994) — Contributor — 19 copies
Fragmentos para una teoría romántica del arte (1987) — Contributor — 13 copies
Erkenntnis und Sein I Epistemologie. (1978) — Contributor — 5 copies

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Hegel says, everyone else doesn't know what they're talking about! The world is reasonable, and there is a World Spirit guiding everything, so it doesn't really matter what individuals or countries do. It'll all work out in the end. Surprisingly well written for Hegel, to the point that I actually enjoyed reading it.
 
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mrbearbooks | Apr 22, 2024 |
Set up like Wittgenstein’s Tractus in the firm of a series of numbered maxims rooting out the structure and meaning of “right.” Importantly, frames the right, and specifically moral right, within the context of time and history.
 
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