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The monist, idealist philosophy of Hegel in which the dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis is used as an analytic tool in order to approach a higher unity or a new thesis.

He·ge′li·an adj. & n.


(heɪˈgeɪ li əˌnɪz əm, hɪ-)

the philosophy of Hegel and his followers, characterized by the use of the Hegelian dialectic.


the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and his followers, characterized by the use of a special dialectic as an analytical and interpretive method. See also Hegelian dialectic.Hegelian, n., adj.
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Russell says that he began to work on the foundation of physics after he completed his work on the foundations of geometry in 1896, but since he was under the influence of Hegelianism, the dominant philosophical movement in Britain, what little came of this, he said in retrospect, was "complete nonsense.
But to illuminate by contract I choose to raise the spectre of vulgar Hegelianism.
Based on archival work, Rubini argues that Garin's L'umanesimo italiano is "a piece of existentialist scholarship based on syncretic assimilation of Italian Hegelianism, Grassi's Heideggerianism, and .
True to their Hegelianism (Butler's first book was on Hegel), they maintained that heterosexuality was in a dialectical relationship with homosexuality.
2) Rather than being the apex of the Enlightenment, the Left and Right wing branches of Hegelianism (left-wing class-struggle theory of which Marxism was the leading proponent, and right-wing racial-struggle theory) were parts of the alienated revolt against the "bourgeois" society that rose out of the Enlightenment.
Rand advocated reason rooted in perceptual evidence and opposed all forms of religion and mysticism--including the collectivist mysticism at the root of Hegelianism and Marxism.
Unlike Hale, whose approach to the representation of historical struggle may serve a kind of Hegelianism, van Rij advocates a Jungian reading of integration and archetypes.
In investigating this genealogy, Cole illustrates the various legacies of Hegelianism as this dynamic appears not just in those acknowledging their debt to Hegel but also in renowned "anti-dialectical" writers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Gilies Deleuze (xix).
The incomparable Jack Caputo, in his "Theopoetics as Heretical Hegelianism," gives us an engaging philosophy, theology, and poetics once and at the same time.
141) against Hegel, since there are times when I am in fact taking exception to Hegelianism as a tacit movement culture--an understanding reached through my own participation in radical politics, both as an activist and as a researcher.
Yet Sperber argues that Marx is better understood as a man shaped by and responding to a very particular set of nineteenth century developments, among them a half-century of revolutions beginning in 1789, the path-breaking intellectual innovations of Hegelianism, and the rise of socialism as an active political force in Europe.
1) As Shlomo Avineri points out, '[A]lmost every shade of political philosophy has had protagonists claiming to state its case in what they considered to be a legitimate interpretation or derivative of Hegelianism.