In this lecture we provide an account of Hegel’s encounter with Napoleon at Jena to understand Hegel’s philosophy of spirit and heroism as it relates to Napoleon. The lecture discusses Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, human archetypes, and why Napoleon is a “Hero” in the Hegelian outlook.
Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor of VoegelinView and a writer on art, culture, literature, politics, and religion for numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love and the Politics of Plato, and a contributor to the College Lecture Today and the forthcoming book Diseases, Disasters, and Political Theory. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and theology (biblical & religious studies) from the University of Buckingham and Yale, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.
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