Georg W. F. Hegel

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Georg W. F. Hegel

Born: August 27, 1770 - Died November 14, 1831


When Georg W. F. Hegel died in 1831 he was, arguably, the most well-known and revered philosopher in Germany. His students and followers were also well-respected. Some of the individuals influenced by Hegel's philosophical views included Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx. Hegel's metaphysical idealism influenced British (Francis Herbert Bradley), Italian (Benedetto Croce), Danish (Soren Kierkegaard) and American (Josiah Royce) philosophers. One commentator explains Hegel's purpose: " to set forth a philosophical system so comprehensive that it would encompass the ideas of his predecessors and create a conceptual framework in terms of which both the past and future could be philosophically understood. Such an aim would require nothing short of a full account of reality itself. Thus, Hegel conceived the subject matter of philosophy to be reality as a whole." (see this reference).

Initially trained as a theologian, he rejected entering the ministry and began making a living by tutoring. By 1801 he was a lecturer at the University of Jena. From 1808-1816 he was headmaster of a high school in Nuremburg. It was in Nuremburg that Hegel met and married his wife, Marie von Tucher. She was to bear him three children: a daughter, who died shortly after birth, and two sons, Karl and Immanuel. From Nuremburg, Hegel and his family went to Heidelberg where he was a professor from 1816-1818. In 1818 he became a professor at the prestigious University of Berlin. Hegel died during the infamous cholera plague in 1831.

At Jena, Hegel published Phenomenology of Mind (1807, translated to English in 1910). While in Nuremburg, Hegel published Science of Logic (1812, 1813, 1816; translated 1929.) At Heidelberg he wrote and published Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Outline (1817; translated 1959). In Berlin, his last work was written, The Philosophy of Right (1821, translated 1896). After his death, his Berlin lecture notes were published in a variety of volumes including Philosophy of Fine Art (1835-1838; translated 1920); Lectures on the History of Philosophy (1833-1836; translated 1892-1896); Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion (1832; translated 1895); and Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1837; translated 1858).

One of Hegel's most enduring concepts is the notion of the triadic dialectic-- thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. History records this concept as one of the great "triples" of all time.


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Hegel Biodata Site

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G.W.F. Hegel: Introduction to the Lectures on the Philosophy of History

Hegel Site

Salo's Hegel Page

Bjorn's Guide to Philosophy and Philosophers - Hegel

Hegel Society of America

Philosophy 151 Lecture Notes
from University of California at Davis

Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Law. Introduction.
By Karl Marx

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