Who is Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel?

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

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ( ; August 27, 1770 – November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher, and a major figure in German Idealism. His historicist and idealist account of reality revolutionized European philosophy and was an important precursor to Continental philosophy and Marxism.

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    History ... is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
    But what experience and history teach is this—that peoples and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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    It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
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    As high as mind stands above nature, so high does the state stand above physical life. Man must therefore venerate the state as a secular deity.... The march of God in the world, that is what the State is.
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    Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
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    When Philosophy with its abstractions paints grey in grey, the freshness and life of youth has gone, the reconciliation is not a reconciliation in the actual, but in the ideal world.
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