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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.
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(heɪˈgeɪ li ən, hɪ-)

1. of Hegel or his philosophy.
2. an adherent of the philosophy of Hegel.
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Noun1.Hegelian - a follower of the thought of Hegel
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Adj.1.Hegelian - of or relating to Hegel or his dialectic philosophy
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adjHegelsch; (= in Hegelian tradition)hegelianisch
nHegelianer(in) m(f)
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The problem Finkelde is identifying, critically addressing, and historically unpacking in this book--although explicitly not attempting to resolve--is the opposition between a Kantian universalist, formalist, autonomy-based, rationalist ethics, on the one hand, and a Hegelian situated, pragmatic, teleological-practical, communitarian ethics, on the other.
There has been, as some will acknowledge, much interpretive violence done to Fanon--what Edward Said once called, in an unguarded moment, his "trashing" at the hands of a literary critical world upset by his obvious quest for universals, his positive relationship with Sartre, his involvement in armed national liberation movements, and his deeply Hegelian modes of thought (2001, 192).
One of the problems of today's world is the aggressive way of solving conflicts, which is, in my opinion, more or less in accordance with Parmenidian logic and Hegelian dialectics.
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