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This paper traces the progression of philosophy from Hegel's theory of historical perspectives and a need for passion, to Sartre's existentialism, which believes in a sort of atheistic "man is nothing until he does something." The paper then considers phenomenology which probes the realistic fitting of man into society. The paper concludes with the belief that philosophy is no longer passionate, given the technological world in which man now exists.
From the Paper:""There is no doubt that Hegel was one of the most influential thinkers of the late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth centuries. But, most who studied his works find it almost impossible to classify his thoughts in a single definition. "In Hegel's philosophy, we find for the first time, to view all philosophical problems... and concepts....in essentially historical terms" (Aiken 1957 72). What seems clear, however, according to Aiken (1957) is the following: "Hegel's philosophy is a philosophy of change" (p. 73). Of course, change basically is the history of Europe during, and following...""
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Continental Philosophy (2008, December 01) Retrieved December 10, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/continental-philosophy-139250/
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