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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 əˌnɪz əm, hɪ-)

the philosophy of Hegel and his followers, characterized by the use of the Hegelian dialectic.
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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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In his critique of Hegelianism, Althusser zeroes in on Maoist universality's epistemological and hermeneutical meaning, and designates Mao's notion as the "preliminary 'labor' of the universal," proposing that:
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." (5) Russell had accepted the notion that the sciences are limited to some portion of reality and thereby produce little more than appearances in the reality of the Absolute.
But to illuminate by contract I choose to raise the spectre of vulgar Hegelianism.
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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.
Kelly notes that Foucault rejected main currents in French ideas and politics including Marxism, phenomenology, Hegelianism, psychoanalysis, and anarchism.
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).
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Hence, I argue that a genuine theopoetics emerges by displacing Hegel's notion of "absolute knowledge" by way of a poetics of the event and that Hegel is the most important predecessor figure of theopoetics, which I propose is best viewed as a heretical Hegelianism. (1)
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.