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G. W. F. Hegel (1770—1831) German philosopher

 

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(German, to supersede, to cancel)

In the philosophy of Hegel, dialectical progress occurs when each of a thesis and its antithesis are aufgehoben, or overcome by a synthesis that builds only on the good bits of each. Often used as a knowing way of presenting a theory that overcomes and abolishes previous dualities or dichotomies.

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