Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"The truth is the whole. But the whole is nothing other than the essence consummating itself through its development."

Died: 1831 in Berlin, Prussia (now part of Germany)

Born: 1770, in Stuttgart, Württenberg (now part of Germany)

Best known for his telelogical view of history, culminating in Christianity and the Prussian state. His philosophy of spirit was turned on its head by Marx.

Principal works: The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807 ), The Science of Logic (1812)

Principal influence: Immanuel Kant .

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