more from Georg W.F.Hegel

Single Idea 19635

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / B. History of Ideas / 5. Later European Thought]

Full Idea

Hegel is chiefly responsible for modern optimism. How could he have failed to see that consciousness changes only its forms and modalities, but never progresses.

Gist of Idea

Hegel produced modern optimism; he failed to grasp that consciousness never progresses


report of Georg W.F.Hegel (works [1812]) by E.M. Cioran - A Short History of Decay 5

Book Reference

Cioran,E.M.: 'A Short History of Decay', ed/tr. Howard,Richard [Penguin 2010], p.150