Wednesday
Aug272014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, August 27

AUGUST 27, 2014

GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL (1770-1831)


Location:   Downtown Asheville NC

Time:         7:00pm - 10:00pm

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link

or Haywood St near Malaprops map link 

or the "Iron" sculpture at Wall St & Battery Park Ave   map link

 or near Wicked Weed & Mamacita's on Biltmore Ave map link


(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)

 

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of subjects by this German philosopher and major figure in German Idealism, whose theories of synthesis developed the concept that mind or spirit manifested itself in a set of contradictions and oppositions that ultimately integrated and united, without eliminating either pole or reducing one to the other.

 

The selection from will then be read out loud to the Listener.

 

Of Hegel's revolutionary impact on European philosophy, Maurice Merleau-Ponty wrote, "All the great philosophical ideas of the past century—the philosophies of Marx and Nietzsche, phenomenology, German existentialism, and psychoanalysis—had their beginnings in Hegel..."  Michel Foucault has contended that contemporary philosophers may be "doomed to find Hegel waiting patiently at the end of whatever road we travel".

 

 

More information about Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel can be found at Wikipedia. For some sites that make an intelligent attempt to introduce the philosophical concepts of Hegel to the non-philosopher, you can visit Philosophy Basics or Squashed Philosophers for his theories of History and Religion.

 


   

“Truth is found neither in the thesis nor the antithesis, but in an emergent synthesis which reconciles the two.”      

 

 

 


 

"What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. We learn from history that we do not learn from history.”


from "The Philosophy of History”

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