Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hegel & Hermeticism

Apparently, Hegel has connections with Hermeticism. This might be an interesting study, as GP Grant claims that Hegel takes two severe ethos (Classicalism and Christianity), combines them, & ends up with an ethos that is neither one nor the other, nor is it severe. However, Hegel might reward another angle of reading, if he were interpreted as concealing portions of the truth which he talked about openly.


  1. Eric Voegelin wrote an essay called "On Hegel: A Study in Sorcery." I've not read it myself, so I can't give you the details, but that might be a place to start.

  2. Hi, thank you - I believe that the author mentions that essay, I might have to follow that trail a bit. If Hegel is more than Fukuyama and the neo-Hegelians portray him as (and I suspect he is a bit of both), then Leftists shouldn't be touting him so much as the master-craftsman of their cherished Utopia - that could back fire one day. BTW, I have really appreciated your blog on Don Colacho. Thank you. Drop by any time.