Painting of an older Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

(1770 - 1831)

In 1788 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel entered the University of Tübingen, where he became friends with future philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling and future poet Friedrich Hölderlin. With the help of the latter, he received a tutoring position in Frankfurt am Main in 1796, and in 1801 he joined the former at the University of Jena as an unsalaried lecturer. He taught philosophy at and served as the rector of a high school in Nuremberg from 1808 to 1816, the same year that he completed his Science of Logic.

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What experience and history teach is this—that nations and governments have never learned anything from history or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.

—Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1830

Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it. 

—Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1821

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c. 1825 | Berlin

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Hegel takes recorded history to task.More

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