He·​ge·​li·​an·​ism hā-ˈgā-lē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Hegelianism (audio)
: the philosophy of Hegel that places ultimate reality in ideas rather than in things and that uses dialectic to comprehend an absolute idea behind phenomena

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Hegelianism was in 1846

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“Hegelianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hegelianism. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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