Lot 293: Influential German philosopher (1770–1831) who espoused a dialectical method by which an idea (thesis) was challenged by its opposite (antithesis) and the two ultimately reconciled into a third idea (synthesis). ALS in German, signed "Hegel," one page, 5 x 7.5, December 12, 1818. Untranslated letter to philosopher and publicist Friedrich Wilhelm Carove regarding work and other matters. Addressed on the reverse in Hegel's own hand. A central horizontal fold through the signature, uniform shade of toning with heavier bands to the top and bottom, a light crease to the lower right, and a few stray ink spots, otherwise fine condition. A rare, bold letter from one of history's foremost thinkers.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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