Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel lived from 1770 to 1831. He was one of the greatest of the German idealist philosophers and was a disciple of Immanuel Kant. He insisted that revolutions were essential to human destiny and that revolutionary leaders were heroes in promoting reform.
Hegel's chief works were:
- Phenomenology of the Mind (1807)
- Philosophy of Right (1821)
His most important follower was Karl Marx
Hegel's primary object in his dialectic is to establish the existence of a logical connection between the various categories which are involved in the constitution of experience.
The New American Desk Encyclopedia, Penguin Group, 1989