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Welcome to this special site celebrating Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s 250th birthday on 27 August 2020. To mark the occasion a wide range of Cambridge content from across books and journals is now free to access, along with brand new podcasts and blogs featuring some of today’s leading Hegel scholars, as well as an interview with Terry Pinkard where he discusses Hegel’s impact today, his distinctive readings of Hegel and also Hegel’s life in a historical context. 

It is significant that, like Beethoven, Hölderlin and Wordsworth, Hegel was born in 1770. These figures all experienced the seismic event of the French Revolution while on the brink of adulthood. Hegel’s extraordinarily ambitious early work, the Phenomenology of Spirit, is still marked by this, with its images of bursting forth into a new era.
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