Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Audiobook, by John E. Smith Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: John E. Smith Narrator: Charlton Heston Publisher: Knowledge Products Audio Length: Series:The Giants of Philosophy Series Release Date: January 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481538619

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Friedrich Hegel developed a profound and influential synthesis of all prior knowledge. He aimed to make philosophy an all-comprehensive science that would restate, in rational language, the truth of Christianity. In Hegel’s vast speculative and idealistic philosophy, truth is found not in the part but in the whole. Nature is an organic whole shot through with rationality akin to the reason in ourselves. Hegel viewed history as the growth of human consciousness, which is also the emergence of freedom. He thought that progress takes the form of the “dialectic,” a historical process that moves us, through struggle and contradiction, to a higher stage of development.

The Giants of Philosophy series is a collection of dramatic presentations, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world’s great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations give you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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About the Author

John E. Smith (1921–2009) taught at Yale for nearly forty years. Among his many publications are Reason and God, The Spirit of American PhilosophyThemes in American PhilosophyRoyce’s Social Infinite, and Quasi-Religions: Hinduism, Marxism, Nationalism. He was a major contributor to contemporary philosophy, and several books have been written about his life and works.

About the Narrator

Charlton Heston (1923–2008) was among America’s most respected actors. Best known for his roles in historical films, Mr. Heston sensitively and clearly explains history’s greatest philosophical insights.