DOI: 10.30443/POI2019-0005

Hegel. From “Pure Life” to the Philosophy of History

Francesco Valagussa


This paper addresses Hegel’s Philosophy of History. Starting from the relevance of his Theologische Jugendschriften, throughout the analysis of the Phänomenologie des Geistes, this research aims to highlight the importance of the Wissenschaft der Logik in the construction of a permanent point of view from which to investigate and examine the development of history. Following Marcuse’s interpretation of Phenomenology and Logic in the building of Hegel’s system, the identity between essence and reflection could be considered as a significant “behaviour” of being, something like a conduct of every entity, understood as a relationship with itself.

Keywords: Philosophy of History, life, concept, Hegel, Marcuse

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F. Valagussa, Hegel. Dalla “pura vita” alla filosofia della storia