Hegel's Philosophy of History

Hegel's Philosophy of History

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  • Date Submitted: 02/12/2009 3:11 PM
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Hegel's philosophy of History, on of the greatest in the philosophy cannon, is the great philosophers greatest body of work. The philosophy of History is based on such ideals as the idea that Reason rules history. George Hegel used Immanuel Kant's system of philosophy as a basis for his own, discarding a few ideas and adding some more. Particularly, he found fault with his idea of the underlying reality of everything, or "noumena," can never be known. They exist in a plane outside of our own reality and understanding, and are therefore impossible to perceive and study, much like Plato's "forms."
Philosophy is defined by Webster as "Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline" or "Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods." This essay is a general look at those who pursued that intellectual means, those who investigated, even those who reasoned Reason. Because volumes could be written and this is a rather quick, unworthy paper: apologizes.
of wonder is the mark of the philosopher, for all philosophy has its origins in wonder. “Philosophy Comes from Greek words philein and Sophia who means respectively to love and knowledge or wisdom. It can be defined as the love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline. In spite of the definition, defining philosophy becomes very hard and complex because ,
philosophy is an organized system of ideas and arguments.

Etymologically, the word, as you know, comes from the Greek term philia (meaning love) or philos (meaning friend or lover); and sophia (meaning wisdom).

A fellow by the name of Diogenes Laertius claims that the term philosopher was coined by Pythagoras, in place of the word sophist, which meant "wise man." But Diogenes Laertius was squirrelly, and his Pythagorean claim is therefore dubious.

Oxford - evidently not as equivocal as Cambridge -...

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