The philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) is a landmark interpretation of the intertwinings of cognition, secular history and piety. This blog examines Hegelian ideas and their international reception, including in Scotland starting with James Hutchison Stirling's The Secret of Hegel (1865) and the works of Edward Caird. It reflects the contributor's own studies, which are partly biographical, and also features related news in a twitter feed.
This blog summarizes Wilhelm Dilthey's account of the origins of the "objective idealist" or "mystical pantheist" views that he attributes to Hegel from around 1796. It includes discussion of the concept of "life" as the context of ratiocination. This sheds light on Hegel's early move from a reductive view of religion to the more empathetic account of Christian life in his published works.