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Quotation by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
"Classification of Historic Data" The Philosophy of History (1837) "Introduction" The Philosophy of History (1837) "Introduction" The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942) Lectures on The History of Philosophy, vol. 1, introduction, p. 52, Humanities Press (1974) Logic, part 1: the Encyclopedia, ch. 4, "Second Attitude of Thought to Objectivity," section 60, p. 91, Oxford University Press (1975)
Whatever happens, every individual is a child of his time; so philosophy too is its own time apprehended in thoughts. It is just as absurd to fancy that a philosophy can transcend its contemporary world as it is to fancy that an individual can overleap his own age, jump over Rhodes.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher. Philosophy of Right, preface, p. 11, Oxford University Press (1952).
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