Essays Tagged: "Hegel"

Compare and contrast Marx and Weber

n May 5, 1818 to the father of a Jewish lawyer. As a young student Marx often read works written by Hegel. From school, Marx wrote to his father of his feelings on Hegel. He had found a disliking for ... From school, Marx wrote to his father of his feelings on Hegel. He had found a disliking for those Hegelians who sought to "draw atheistic and revolutionary conclusions from Hegel's philosophy" (Gran ...

(17 pages) 696 0 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Analyse Hegel's description of Symbolic art.

Section CVAnalysis of Symbolic artThis section starts with Hegel explaining how, when the Idea of the divine caused Art- Symbolic Art to be specific, due to th ... xpression. It is "rather a mere search after plastic portrayal". It can be concluded therefore that Hegel didn't believe that Symbolic Art even partially succeeded in its aim of representation.It coul ... ranscendent nature of Classical and Romantic Art.The problem with Symbolic Art arises, according to Hegel because the "Idea has its outward shape external to itself", meaning that the Idea has not bee ...

(5 pages) 61 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

What does Hegel mean by 'recognition' (Annerkenung)? What role does this notion play in the master/slave dialectic?

What does Hegel mean by 'recognition' (Annerkenung)? What role does this notion play in the master/slave diale ... I will then discuss the various interpretations on the dialectic in order to try to understand what Hegel was trying to say. It is in the development of the understanding of the dialectic that meaning ... eloped out of the ideas of Fichte - in his search for freedom and rights - and is representative of Hegel's general philosophy. Hegel uses the dialectic as a step towards freedom as the ultimate goal. ...

(14 pages) 68 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"Faith and Resignation" (Soren Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling")

n Kierkegaard earns the classification of an existentialist by rebelling against the common view of Hegel's universal moral system. Kierkegaard contends that one may not choose for an individual; they ...

(3 pages) 105 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Bourgeois Ideology

Political Phil.The Bourgeois IdeologyHegel was the first to know, "every philosophy...belongs to its own time and is caught in that time' ... ical argumentation to a deeper penetration of its own time. This is why the key to what is alive in Hegel's thought lies in Marx's critique of it (Marx-Engels Reader p. 5).First, there must be an unde ... els Reader p. 5).First, there must be an understanding of Marx's critique. It is closely bound with Hegel's idea of sublation, or aufheben - which is to negate, and thereby to preserve the inner truth ...

(7 pages) 123 2 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

An introduction to Philosophy

the theory of the state as a fundamentally guardian of private property.The basis of the state says Hegel, is the power of reason actualizing itself as will. The state is the end of the dialectical pr ... this Socialist State, the relationship between the individual and the state can be defined just as Hegel defined it: It is an end in itself and the individual is the means to that end.Plato distingui ...

(8 pages) 218 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Is there anything original about Islam?

ction? This is the polarising debate among Western academics with the romantic outlook supported by Hegel and popularised by Carlyle's 1841 lecture series On Heroes and Hero Worship losing ground in t ...

(10 pages) 121 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Marx vs. Kierkegaard

't have anything more in common.It is true that both of them were influenced to a certain extent by Hegel but the way they interpret him is completely different. Although Marx shared Hegel's belief in ... aterial base of economics rather than in the abstract thought of idealistic philosophy. He took the Hegelian concept of a world driven by the historical struggle between ideas and their antitheses and ...

(6 pages) 43 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhem Fredrick Hegel was born in August 27, 1770, in southwest Germany, in a town called Stuttgart. His father was ... because of his strict study habits. However, he was not considered an exceptionally gifted student. Hegel received his Master of Philosophy degree in 1790 and then started to study for his theological ... used to advance his learning.Human freedom is the central theme of modern political philosophy, and Hegel offers perhaps the most systematic modern attempt to understand the state as the realization o ...

(3 pages) 118 2 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

To what extent does Weber's account of 'the spirit of capitalism' represent a challenge to Marx's view of history?

true than on their views of history. Marx's view of history arose in opposition to the philosopher Hegel's view of history, who was interested in the history of ideas, so Marx developed what is now k ...

(4 pages) 157 0 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

An Application of Hegel's Dialectic on the Development of the Critics' Beliefs

An Application of Hegel's Dialectic on the Development of the Critics' BeliefsIn order to understand our modern litera ... s development is discussed in this paper depending on the dialectic theory which was contributed by Hegel; and then it will be applied on a group of critics to understand how their beliefs were develo ... . The critics are Plato, Aristotle, Sidney, Dryden, and Behn.The dialectic theory is established by Hegel. This philosophical theory is based on the historical development of the main beliefs of a cer ...

(11 pages) 79 1 4.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

John Augustus Roebling

ngineering, bridge construction, hydraulics, languages, and philosophy. He was a pupil of the great Hegel, where the philosopher Hegel once told him that America was "a land of hope for all who are we ...

(11 pages) 45 0 3.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Is Hegels' philosphy of history valid?

The question as to whether Hegel's Philosophy of History is valid has been a widely debated topic amongst Philosophers, Histori ... r critical scrutiny from a variety of interpretations. Joseph Mc Carney acknowledges the failure of Hegel's Philosophy of History to preserve itself as a coherent entity, "from the mid 1930's it began ... preserve itself as a coherent entity, "from the mid 1930's it began to split into 'Old' or 'Right' Hegelians, 'Young' or 'Left' Hegelians and an embattled 'center.'" (Mc Carney, 4: 2000) In addition, ...

(10 pages) 55 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Karl Marx Essay

lity is governed by economic needs (historical materialism). Economic reality develops according to Hegel's dialectical principles; that is, reality must deny itself in order to reach a higher degree ... student at the University of Berlin, young Marx was strongly influenced by the philosophy of Georg Hegel and by a radical group called Young Hegelians, who attempted to apply Hegelian ideas to the mo ...

(12 pages) 187 0 4.8 Jul/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Rise of Existentialism and Phenomenology

historical development of Continental philosophy's existentialism and phenomenology in response to Hegelian idealism can be traced back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and pre-So ... e key contributors to the rise in existentialism and phenomenology had extensive disagreements with Hegelian idealism and is quite clear in their writings. I think it is important to first understand ...

(3 pages) 281 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

On Hegel And Knowing

On Hegel and Knowing For more than fourteen centuries, scholars staunchly believed that the sun ... w considered absolute knowledge. How can we be sure that our knowledge is the truth? G.W.F. Hegel asked the same question in his dense and esoteric Phenomenology of Spirit. He wrote: "The road ... is taken to be what it was in the first place" (pg. 49). This whole process is, according to Hegel, "certainty" or Absolute knowing. Hegel says that confusion and doubt are necessary in a ...

(5 pages) 335 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Kant And Hegel

Hegel's view of Jesus changed noticeably during his life as his ideas developed. There were three im ... anged noticeably during his life as his ideas developed. There were three important developments of Hegel's viewpoints between 1795 and 1807. These different transformations not only helped to strengt ... us at the stages of the cross during his suffering and death.Background is important when accessing Hegel's early beliefs. His beliefs were an amalgam of the views of those who studied before him such ...

(12 pages) 21 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hegel and the national heritag

In Hegel's political theory the state is seen not only as an instrument of legal power, but also as the ... n to bring about important institutional changes under the guise of enhancing the national interest.Hegel emphasizes the power of national loyalty by talking of the nation as if it were an individual. ... of speech, one can say that America is generous, Germany is industrious, and France is amorous. But Hegel means a great deal more than this. First of all, he intends to say that "national spirit," as ...

(15 pages) 18 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Life Of Karl Marx And His Philosophy

ndly and open, but very poor, and that disconcerted Marx. Marx made attacks on capitalism utilizing Hegel's dialectic theory, and claimed himself a communist. This got his journal banned from Germany ...

(7 pages) 51 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Women in African Texts: Looking at the portrayal of women in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Dark, Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God, and the African Storyteller's Gamboler of the Plain

implying men are ultimately superior to women.The first text I noticed these characteristics was in Hegel’s The Philosophy of History in which he discusses that according to some African traditio ... also. The peculiar part was when facing their death, they “go richly attired to meet it” (Hegel 98). Knowing they will die, the women take their valuables with them; do they believe they can ...

(6 pages) 13 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature