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  • Print publication year: 2017
  • Online publication date: June 2019

4 - Philosophy in the Wake of Hegel*

Summary

When Hegel died in late 1831, suddenly and unexpectedly, he still reigned, widely acclaimed, over philosophy – and not just in many German-speaking territories. The thought of people inspired by Hegel’s ideas continued to evolve for a long time, from Finland to Naples, from Russia and Poland to France and further afield. However, there was also some awareness that a peak had been attained and limits reached. ‘Our philosophical revolution has come to an end.