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.
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
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.
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.
The Philosopher’s Zone
New Books Network
The Partially Examined Life
- Hegel on History
- Hegel on Thought & World (or “Logic”)
- Hegel on the Logic of Basic Metaphysical Concepts
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.
See this page for course syllabi on Hegel.
See this list of the best books on or by Hegel.
This section features online courses on Hegel.
- Half Hour Hegel: The Complete Phenomenology of Spirit – Gregory Sadler
- Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit – Free Online Audio – JM Bernstein | New School
- Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit – Free Online Audio – Richard Dien Winfield | University of Georgia
- Hegel’s Philosophy of Right – Richard Dien Winfield | University of Georgia
- Hegel’s Science of Logic – Richard Dien Winfield | University of Georgia
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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