from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The monist, idealist philosophy of Hegel in which the dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis is used as an analytic tool in order to approach a higher unity or a new thesis.
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- n. The system of logic and philosophy set forth by G. W. F. Hegel, which can be summed up by the dictum that "the rational alone is real", i.e. all reality is capable of being expressed in rational categories.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The system of logic and philosophy set forth by Hegel, a German writer (1770-1831).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The philosophical system of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), which during the second quarter of the nineteenth century was the leading system of metaphysical thought in Germany.
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