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Lectures on the History of Philosophy, vol. 1
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Lectures on the History of Philosophy, vol. 1


Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. 1892

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In Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Hegel looks at the history of philosophy through his own dialectical theory of the evolution of consciousness. Volume one contains introductory lectures as well as lectures on Oriental philosophy, Indian philosophy, and the beginning of Greek philosophy.

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Key Features

  • Explores several different foundations of philosophy
  • Offers introductory lectures from Hegel
  • Examines philosophy through the lens of Hegel’s views on consciousness


  • First Period, First Division
    • The Ionic Philosophy
    • Pythagoras and Pythagoreans
    • The Eleatic School
    • Heraclitus
    • Empedocles, Leucippus and Democritus
    • Philosophy of Auaxagoras
  • First Period, Second Division
    • The Sophists
    • Socrates
    • The Philosophy of Socratics

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About Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He received his early education at the Gymnasium Illustre in Stuttgart. He entered the seminary at the University of Tubingen in 1788, graduating with a degree in theology. After graduating, Hegel tutored the children of an aristocratic family in Berlin. He left Berlin to lecture on logic and metaphysics at the university in Jena, becoming an Extraordinary Professor in 1805. Displaced by Napoleon’s campaign through Prussia, Hegel took the position of editor at a newspaper in Bamberg. In 1808, Hegel left Bamberg to become headmaster of a gymnasium in Nuremberg. In 1811, he married Marie Helena Susanna von Tucher, with whom he had two sons. Hegel briefly accepted a post at the University of Heidelberg before accepting the chair of philosophy at the University of Berlin, where he remained until his death.

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