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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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Personalism is primarily a philosophical and theological response to the reductionist denigration of the person brought about by positivism, Hegelianism, Marxism, and Darwinism.
Pannenberg's modified idealistic model of the history of religions exposes itself as a "joint venture" of theological Hegelianism and religious Darwinism.
For a fuller discussion of Pater's Hegelianism, as well as an exceptionally provocative essay that takes issue with some of my conclusions, see Peter Allan Dale, "'Distractions of Spirit': Walter Pater and Modernity," in Papers on Language and Literature, volume 28, number 3 (Summer 1992), pp.
Talk of "synthesis" is viewed with suspicion by those who recall the so-called "transcendental illusion" of Hegelianism - the apparently ultimate, totalitarian attempt at the philosophical unification of reality.
22) Ethical judgments such as these have been under attack not only by monistic Islam, (23) but also, and more deeply, by Western critics of liberalism ranging from Charles Taylor and Alasdair MacIntyre to the growing movement of American Hegelianism.
The study's most significant findings emerge from a prosopographical analysis of 165 members of the milieu, which describes the clash of interests between professional scientists and professional popularizers and, in an argument reminiscent of Toews's work on Hegelianism, underscores the importance of career crises that drove many out of academia (like Ro[beta]m[ddot{a}][beta]ler) and some into more radical positions and tow ard consciousness of their status as an independent group.
But we have returned here to the question of social reproduction, and it is on this issue, the most politically important of the themes covered in this paper, that chaos theory and Hegelianism are most drastically opposed and, it must be stressed, most interestingly related.
What is suspected in skepticism of all comparative projects, arising precisely with the "postmodern" proliferation of different cultural traditions, is that comparison, understood as the identification of similarity in difference, will efface difference in a desire for unity, either self-servingly or by a weak Hegelianism that absorbs difference as the necessary ballast to transcendent thought.
addresses those who view Pannenberg's theology as rationalistic and prone to a naive Hegelianism.
Lukacs recognized that the war on Hegelianism was symptomatic of changes within Western culture at large.
Gutting reprises summarily the common complaint of these thinkers: "ethics requires humanism, which is a practical equivalent of Hegelianism, so rejecting Hegel means rejecting ethics.
Among the major arguments he makes about Le Guin and The Dispossessed are that Le Guin, in spite of her anarchism, is characterized by a significant philosophical and even political conservatism influenced by Centrist Hegelianism and that the novel should be seen as less a literary utopia and more as a novel dealing with the theme of utopianism in politics.