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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.

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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.