The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 07 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 474 pages of information about The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 07.

ILLUSTRATIONS—­VOLUME VII

Arco.  By Benno Becker

Georg Wilhelm Frederich Hegel.  By Schlesinger

Royal Old Museum in Berlin.  By Schinkel

Bettina von Arnim

The Goethe Monument.  By Bettina von Arnim

Karl Lebrecht Immermann.  By C.T.  Lessing

The Master of the Oberhof.  By Benjamin Vautier

The Oberhof.  By Benjamin Vautier

The Freemen’s Tribunal.  By Benjamin Vautier

Lisbeth.  By Benjamin Vautier

Oswald, the Hunter.  By Benjamin Vautier

Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow

The Potsdam Guard.  By Adolph von Menzel

King Frederick William I of Prussia.  By R. Siemering

King Frederick William I and His “Tobacco Collegium”.  By Adolph von Menzel

Anastasius Gruen

Nikolaus Lenau

Evening on the Shore.  By Hans am Ende

Eduard Moerike.  By Weiss

Annette von Droste-Huelshoff

The Farm House.  By Hans am Ende

Ferdinand Freiligrath.  By J Hasenclever

Dusk on the Dead Sea.  By Eugen Bracht

Death on the Barricade.  By Alfred Rethel

George Herwegh

Emanuel Geibel.  By Hader

Journeying.  By Ludwig Richter

THE LIFE OF GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL

By J. Loewenberg, Ph.D.

Assistant in Philosophy, Harvard University

Among students of philosophy the mention of Hegel’s name arouses at once a definite emotion.  Few thinkers indeed have ever so completely fascinated the minds of their sympathetic readers, or have so violently repulsed their unwilling listeners, as Hegel has.  To his followers Hegel is the true prophet of the only true philosophic creed, to his opponents, he has, in Professor James’s words, “like Byron’s corsair, left a name ’to other times, linked with one virtue and a thousand crimes.’”

The feelings of attraction to Hegel or repulsion from him do not emanate from his personality.  Unlike Spinoza’s, his life offers nothing to stir the imagination.  Briefly, some of his biographical data are as follows:  He was born at Stuttgart, the capital of Wuertemberg, August 27, 1770.  His father was a government official, and the family belonged to the upper middle class.  Hegel received his early education at the Latin School and the Gymnasium of his native town.  At both these institutions, as well as at the University of Tuebingen which he entered in 1788 to study theology, he distinguished himself as an eminently industrious, but not as a rarely gifted student.  The certificate which he received upon leaving the University in 1793 speaks of his good character, his meritorious acquaintance with theology and languages, and his meagre knowledge of philosophy.  This does not quite represent his

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