Monday, 27 January 2014

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel – Is Philosophy the Mirror of the World Spirit?


Here is a portrait of Georg Hegel by Jakob Schlesinger in 1831. Image by FreeArt1.

This was a man with a lot of fine ideas - but these didn't extend to respect for the female gender...

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) developed and brought together new and exciting ideas that flowed through the Romantic period. In Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaardner describes this outstanding, systematic thinker as a “legitimate child of Romanticism.”  However, Georg Hegel was not everybody’s favourite person – far from it.  Read more...

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