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Daemon
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770)

Hegel was an influential German philosopher who developed the Hegelian dialectic, according to which a thesis, such as "being," inevitably generates its antithesis, "not-being." The interaction of the two forms a synthesis, "becoming," which, in turn, becomes a new thesis that generates an antithesis, and so on. He used the dialectic to explain everything from nature to history, interpreting the French Revolution as a thesis that generated its antithesis, known as what period in French history? More...
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Hegel's dialectic was most often characterized as a three-step process, "thesis, antithesis, synthesis"; namely, that a "thesis" (e.g. the French Revolution) would cause the creation of its "antithesis" (e.g. the Reign of Terror that followed), and would eventually result in a "synthesis" (e.g. the constitutional state of free citizens).
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Alas, poor Georg philosophized himself to death! RIP G.H.
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Read about him when I was reading a book on the history of Prussia. He seemed to have played an important role but I can't seem to remember a thing now!
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Let me also be a discipulus of yours, Sir, the Great Thinker! Happy Birthday! I shall treasure your approach. Triad : thesis-antithesis-synthesis. This really move me from inner contradiction to higher-level integration or unification. Thank you master for such a profound philosophy. :)




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Hegel: "important precursor to Continental Philosophy & Marxism". Stop looking at the lint in your navel & see this man as his all too human, Evil self. Marx, Bakunin, etc, self serving Socialist for 'radical social change'. The very keepers of the death camps. Of course Marx did have a sensitive side & thought the innocents slaughtered in the Gas Chambers should have Wagoner piped in to keep them relaxed. When will the Smart people realize happiness lives within not in faux "class conflict, warfare, struggle, whatever they want to label it? Experts of planting seeds of decent & mistrust for all of society. Gee, I hope tomorrows Birthday boy is Barney!
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Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Philosophers are very interesting people.
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