The Philosophy of Hegel: A Collection of Online Resources and Key Quotes

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This page aims to make learning about the philosophy of Hegel as easy as possible by bringing together the best articles, podcasts, and videos from across the internet onto one page. To get started, simply choose one of the resources listed below, or browse a selection of key quotes by Hegel at the bottom of the page.

Encyclopedia Articles

This section features articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is probably the most comprehensive online philosophy resource. It features in-depth articles on a huge number of philosophical topics, however, it is aimed at an academic audience and may be too detailed and technical for beginners. The IEP is generally more beginner-friendly but is also considered to be less reliable. Wikipedia is also an option, but it is much less reliable than either of these.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Articles

This section features short articles written by professional philosophers and aimed at a general audience. These articles are ideal for anyone looking for a shorter or more beginner-friendly introduction to Hegel than the encyclopedia articles listed above.

Aeon

Miscellaneous

Podcasts

This section features episodes from leading philosophy podcasts. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.

Philosophy Bites

The Philosopher’s Zone

Elucidations

The Partially Examined Life

Short Videos (<30 mins)

This section features short videos aimed at beginners.

Then & Now

Lectures/Longer Videos (>30 mins)

This section features longer videos and lectures.

Course Syllabi

This section features a selection of university course syllabi. Browsing course syllabi can be a useful way to find reading recommendations.

Book Recommendations

This section features requests for book recommendations on philosophy forums. These can also be useful to browse when trying to find reading recommendations.

Books

There is only so much that you can learn using free online resources. This section features books that may be useful if you’re looking to learn more about Hegel. This list was created using the books featured in the course syllabi and forum recommendations above.

Courses

This section features online courses on Hegel.

Quotes

This section features a selection of key quotes by hegel.


In everything that is supposed to be scientific, Reason must be awake and reflection applied. To him who looks at the world rationally the world looks rationally back. The relation is mutual.

– Reason in History


What experience and history teach is this—that peoples and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.

– The Philosophy of History, Introduction, 2


In history, we are concerned with what has been and what is; in philosophy, however, we are concerned not with what belongs exclusively to the past or to the future, but with that which is, both now and eternally—in short, with reason.

– Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, Introduction


No one knows, or even feels, that anything is a limit or defect, until he is at the same time above and beyond it. … A very little consideration might show that to call a thing finite or limited proves by implication the very presence of the infinite and unlimited, and that the awareness of limit can only be in so far as the unlimited is on this side in consciousness.

– Encyclopedia, 60


What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational.

– Philosophy of Right


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