This July, the OUP Philosophy team honors Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) as their Philosopher of the Month. Although Hegel was a hugely successful philosopher in his own right–described as “the most famous modern philosopher” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe–his legacy remains the influence he had on later philosophers. A huge proportion of critical theory philosophers acknowledge his influence, with most major positions from the last 150 years having been developed in response to Hegelian thought, including Marxism, existentialism, pragmatism, and many more.
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I still know even a slight amount about Hegel, or in Socratic terms, I know nothing (and I’m proud of this). But Hegelianism is Christianity, which is OK, I never thought it was a secular or atheist philosophy. But philosophy in rejecting God is about some science wherein logic plays a role, even though Hegel’s definition of logic is quite different from my definition of it: 1. that logic uses syllogisms, 2. that it uses fallacies or is the rejection of them, 3. that it uses Ockam’s razor.Solipsism therefore functions that way even though it’s very different. Considering that Hegel turns complications into positivity, it should make a person happy to take the challenge. The odd thing is he talks some weird shit about “refreshment”, the “husk”, and “ferment and enthusiasm”, when in his time normal wasn’t in existence, it was then known as conventionality.
Dear god King Charles please never write any more comments anywhere. People have to read them! For the love of god.
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