David Kolb

Darwin Rocks Hegel: Does Nature Have a History?

Publication: Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, Nos. 57/57, 2008, 97-116.

This essay discusses how Hegel’s ideas relate to Darwin’s theory of evolution. Hegel opposed the pre-Darwinian theories of evolution that he knew about, and he denied that the essential structures nature developed over time. But in fact, the connection is more nuanced and involves Hegel’s surprising views about geological changes over time.

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