World Historical Figure

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Historical Figure - Significance - Hegel's World-historical Figure
... The German philosopher Hegel defined the concept of the world-historical figure, who embodied the ruthless advance of Immanuel Kant's World Spirit, often overthrowing outdated structures and ideas ... To him, Napoleon was such a figure ... Hegel proposed that a world-historical figure essentially posed a challenge, or thesis, and this would generate an antithesis, or opposing force ...

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