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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

section 12 final #1

Georg W.F. Hegel (1770-1831)

Hegel was born in Stuttgart, what Is now known as Germany, on Aug 27, 1770. For his education his father sent him to the University of Tubingen, where he studied philosophy and classics. While there, his father wished him to join a clergy but his fellow classmates, like Fried rich W.J. von Schelling, got him interested in forming his own philosophy. So once he graduated he became a private tutor, even though it went against his father's wishes. When his father died in 1800 Hegel was able to focus more on philosophy because of the small inheritance his father left to him. Hegel first started Building on Wants idealism and politics but later on he rejected his ideas along with many other popular philosophers theories as well. He stated that they were too restrictive. That was when he started dialect thinking which lead to "The Phenomenology of Spirit " his first big success. He then became a professor at Privatzent at University of Jena. In 1806 Hegel flees Jena during the invasion of Napoleon. Two year after fleeing Jena, Hegel became an instructor\headmaster at school in Nurnberg. He stayed there till 1815 and while he was there he got married to Marie Von Tucher. They had three children together but only two survived to adulthood, Karl and Immanuel. In 1816 je became a professor of philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. While he was teaching there he wrote "Encyclopedia of the Philosophical sciences" in 1817. This helped him get his next job at the University of Berlin where he was advanced to the position of chair of philosophy. And in 1829 he became the president of that university. He only kept that position for two year though because in 1831 on Nov. 14 he died of cholera.


  1. In my other two post I will go further into his life by explain his philosophy.

  2. Good luck with that!

    But seriously, the essence of his philosophy is a lot more straightforward than his prose style was. I actually think it's a very good message, even though he could have found a simpler way to express it.