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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Hegelian +‎ -ism


  • 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.

    Mourning Becomes Theory: Schelling and the Absent Body of Philosophy

  • 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

    Romantic Fear

  • Remember that both Marx and Hitler, the extremes of "left" and "right" presented as textbook enemies, evolved out of the same philosophical system: Hegelianism.

    Obama's "War on Terror"

  • 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.

    More inculturation and liturgical "updating", courtesy of the Asian bishops

  • Bernstein has taught me, too, what Hegelianism is.

    Unlikely music critic of the day (literally)

  • 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.

    Nobody Knows Nothing

  • 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.

    Søren Kierkegaard

  • Hegelianism in the church went on to die of natural causes.

    Søren Kierkegaard

  • While Kierkegaard greatly admired Hegel, he had grave reservations about Hegelianism and its bombastic promises.

    Søren Kierkegaard


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