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Contemporary Civilization

"World history is the progress in the consciousness of freedom – a progress that we must come to know in its necessity" (Hegel, Introduction to the Philosophy of History, 1840).

Introduction to the Philosophy of History


Georg Hegel

1770 CE – 1831 CE

According to his final university report, G. W. F. Hegel was “not without competence in philology,” but not “very promising in philosophy.” Although he was a late bloomer, Hegel nevertheless turned out to be one of the most ambitious philosophers of his generation and came to exert an unparalleled impact on nineteenth and twentieth century thought. 


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