The philosophy of history

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Prometheus Books, 1991 - History - 457 pages
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Within the body of his work, Hegel's philosophy of history stands as a fascinating example of this influential German thinker's efforts to capture the multidimensional character of his broad theoretical framework. Hegel draws upon many of his well-known concepts - Mind, Spirit, dialectical method (thesis-negation-syntheses), the relation of the whole to its parts, and how rational human beings relate to that which transcends their individuality. History is the evolution of freedom as societies and cultures acquire a greater awareness of and appreciation for the interaction of individuals with the rational goals and purpose of the greater whole, and how rationality emerges, evolves, the develops though the dynamic relationships of each individual citizen's will with that of the community at large.

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User Review  - Sean Lynch - Goodreads

Modern philosophers contend with Hegel like Classical philosophers prefer Aristotle to Plato. A must-read for serious historians and philosophers, but it is so damn hard to sift through. Once I get through the 100 page introduction I think it will be smooth sailing though. Read full review

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User Review  - Johnny Mosley - Goodreads

I read the lengthy introduction entire. Interesting ideas on world-spirit and historical purpose. Bogged down during his Eurocentric diatribe on Asian history. Symptom of the times, s'pose. Not sure ... Read full review


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Hegel is considered as one of the giants of german philosophical thought.

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