American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. It purports to be a complete philosophy, undertaking to explain the whole universe of thought and being in its abstractest elements and minutest details. This it does by means of the Hegelian dialectic, a new logic, the real law of the movement of thought (not a mere form, like syllogistic), the scheme of which is thesis, antithesis, synthesis, the original tendency, the opposing tendency, and their unification in a new movement. By this law the conceptions of logic develop themselves in a long series. This law of the development of thought is assumed to be necessarily the law of the development of being, on the ground that thought and being are absolutely identical. Hegelianism is radically hostile to natural science, and especially to the Newtonian philosophy—that is, to all the methods and scientific results which have sprung from the “Principia.” One of the characteristics of Hegelianism is its constant readiness to recognize continuity both as a fact and as acceptable to reason, which other metaphysical systems have often struggled to deny. Also
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The system of logic and philosophy set forth by Hegel, a German writer (1770-1831).
- Hegelian + -ism (Wiktionary)
“The quickness of these dead philosophies is evident not only in the imposing form of Hegel, under whose shadow Schelling could still be said to be struggling, but also, more anxiously and melancholically, in the "Hegelianism" that Schelling himself once powerfully advanced and was never able completely to disavow.”
“Badiou's revision of Hegelianism — the problem with multiculturalism is that it is a false universality — demonstrates a second powerful interpretation of the secular, which has its origins in”
“Remember that both Marx and Hitler, the extremes of "left" and "right" presented as textbook enemies, evolved out of the same philosophical system: Hegelianism.”
“Whether or not one wishes to view things through the faulty lenses of Hegelianism, certainly the liturgical reform pretty desperately needs reforming -- and I don't know how one could go about fixing that collosal mess without reference to and guidance and inspiration from the traditional Roman Rite.”
“Bernstein has taught me, too, what Hegelianism is.”
“Peirce's Hegelianism, which he increasingly professed as he approached his most mature philosophy, is more difficult to understand than his Kantianism, partly because it is everywhere intimately tied to his entire late theory of signs (semeiotic) and sign use (semeiosis), as well as to his evolutionism and to his rather puzzling doctrine of mind.”
“The explanation of the feeling with which Ferrier writes lies in the fact his little book is a response to the charge levelled against him in the contest for Hamilton's Chair of Logic and Metaphysics at Edinburgh (then still in the gift of the Town Council), when he was accused by the Free Church party of departing from “the Scottish philosophy” in favour of some sort of Hegelianism.”
“Heiberg, more than any other person, was responsible for introducing Hegelianism into Denmark.”
“Hegelianism in the church went on to die of natural causes.”
“While Kierkegaard greatly admired Hegel, he had grave reservations about Hegelianism and its bombastic promises.”
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