"and another on Hegel"
Georg Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel (1770-1831) was a German philosopher. His complex ideas are not easily summarised, but he was one of the key thinkers behind the German Idealism movement and a profound influence on Karl Marx. He placed great emphasis on the development of human thought as a historical process and argued that freedom and progress were of paramount importance. By the age of five, he already knew some Latin, and his desire to study earned him the nickname ‘the old man’ when he was a teenager. During his career he studied and taught at the Universities of Jena, Heidelberg and Berlin. Two of his greatest works are ‘The Phenomenology of Spirit’ and ‘The Science of Logic’. He occupied the philosophy chair at the University of Berlin until his death aged 61.