nLab Lectures on the Philosophy of History

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These lectures stand out in Hegel’s work as being unusually readable, their topics being ordinary subjects such as geography; accordingly these lectures are widely read and – even if being just a very small part and never intended by him for printed publication – they shape much of the perception Hegel’s work. The introduction of these lectures contains some of the famous statements about how the spirit supposedly realizes itself in the course of human history.

In the Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences these lectures roughly correspond to the material of the third part, second section, C.

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