Thinker of the Week: Hegel


Full Name: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Born: 1770

Died: 1831

Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany

Fave Subject: Knowledge, History, Freedom, Reality, The Mind

Career Highlights:

  • tutored for an aristocratic family
  • started German school at age 3, moved on to Latin school at age 5
  • founded his own philosophy journal
  • edited a newspaper
  • only published 4 books in his lifetime, but one of them was an encyclopedia that was supposed to be used as a university textbook

Big Question:

What’s the best way to understand human history?

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