Chapter

Stuttgart 1770–1788: The Vocation of a Scholar

H. S. Harris

in Hegel's Development

Published in print March 1971 | ISBN: 9780198243588
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680700 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243588.003.0001
Stuttgart 1770–1788: The Vocation of a Scholar

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This chapter details Hegel's formative years from 1770 to 1788. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born at Stuttgart on 27 August 1770. He was the eldest son of Georg Ludwig Hegel, who was a minor financial official in the court of the Duchy of Wurttemberg. Hegel's historical conception of human nature gradually emerged in the essay ‘On the religion of the Greeks and Romans’ which he wrote as a school task in August 1787.

Keywords: Hegel; Tagebuch; excerpts; school essays; human nature

Chapter.  25251 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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