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  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich 1770-1831. German idealist philosopher who interpreted nature and human history and culture as expressions of a dialectical process in which Spirit, or Mind, realizes its full potentiality. His major works include The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) and The Philosophy of Right (1821).

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  • proper n. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, a German writer (1770-1831).

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  • n. German philosopher whose three stage process of dialectical reasoning was adopted by Karl Marx (1770-1831)


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  • Thinking in Hegel is one thing; in Goethe, it is quite another.

    Bloom and Reading « So Many Books

  • I refer specifically to the 'Just War/Beautiful Soul' paradigm, which originates in Hegel's Phenomenology of Mind ([1807] 2003) and which, alongside the Moral Mother, has enormous validity across a wide spectrum of feminist perspectives on the subject of woman and war when stripped down to their basic working assumptions.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • Or in Hegel's words, it is an alien existence in which

    'The Abyss of the Past': Psychoanalysis in Schelling's Ages of the World (1815)

  • Extending analysis to the Phenomenology of Right only confirms how far Hegel is in his account of subjectivity and politics from English writers of the same period.

    Romantic Fear

  • The progressive dialectic in Hegel cannot address specific difficulties in Wordsworth's text, in which the growth of the poet's mind eludes any grand dialectical synthesis.

    Romantic Fear

  • The spell is diminished only where the subject, in Hegel's language, is "involved" —

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • Hegel is well aware that self-swallowing is paradoxical.

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • To read Hegel from the standpoint of Buddhism, this difference stems from the fascination with which Hegel regards the big fat zero of the toe-sucking meditator.

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • And far from finding models for fascist subjectivity, Adorno would have discovered in Hegel himself a weak, sickly, feminine being, the castoff of a relentless dialectic, the very type of

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • For in Hegel, Buddhism is the abject body that must be expelled for true subject-object relations to commence.

    Hegel on Buddhism


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