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Single Idea 20109

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 4. Later European Philosophy / d. Nineteenth century philosophy]

Full Idea

Before Hegel, people thought in binary oppositions of God and the world, man and nature, man and being. After Hegel an intervening world of society and history was inserted between these pairs.

Gist of Idea

Hegel inserted society and history between the God-world, man-nature, man-being binary pairs


report of Georg W.F.Hegel (Introduction to the Philosophy of History [1840]) by Rüdiger Safranski - Nietzsche: a philosophical biography 05

Book Reference

Safranski,Rüdiger: 'Nietzsche: a philosophical biography' [Granta 2003], p.122

A Reaction

This is what Popper later called 'World Three'. This might be seen as the start of what we islanders call 'continental' philosophy, which we have largely ignored. Analytic philosophy only discovered this through philosophy of language.