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Historical Introduction to Philosophy

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (German: b. 1770 in Stuttgart, Württemberg, d. 1831 in Berlin)

Born in Stuttgart, Württemberg in 1770 to Georg Ludwig Hegel and Maria Magdalena. He received his education at the Tübinger Stift , the seminary of the Protestant Church in Württemberg. Here he met Friedrich Schelling and Friedrich Hölderlin who greatly influenced Hegel’s thought.

Influenced by many, including Aristotle, Anselm, Descartes, Goethe, Spinoza, Rousseau, Boehme, Kant, Fichte, and Schelling. In turn Hegel was an influence to a wide variety of individuals including Feuerbach, Croce, Marx, Engels, Max Stirner, Bauer, Bradley, Lenin, Lee, Lukács, Heidegger, Sartre, and Kierkegaard.

Hegel was probably the greatest of German idealists. He methodically constructed a comprehensive system of thought about the world. He took the model of biology in asserting the marriage of a thesis to antithesis created synthesis.--Oxroxyox (talk) 20:28, 4 September 2012 (UTC) He thought that reality was rational and that the rational structure of reality was revealed in our thought.


Phenomenology of Spirit (Phänomenologie des Geistes) 1807

Science of Logic (Wissenschaft der Logik) 1812–1816

Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences (Enzyklopaedie der philosophischen Wissenschaften) 1817–1830

Elements of the Philosophy of Right (Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts) 1821

Lectures on Aesthetics

Lectures on the Philosophy of History 1830

Lectures on Philosophy of Religion