Arthur Schopenhauer hafði ekkert gott að segja um rugludallinn hann Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, einn áhrifamesta þýska heimspeking allra tíma. Hughyggja Hegels hafði gríðarleg áhrif út 19du öldina og vel inn í þá tuttugustu -- og enn í dag vilja margir heimspekingar í meginlandshefðinni svokölluðu rekja hugmyndir sínar til hans. Schopenhauer var samtímamaður Hegels og hafði eftirfarandi að segja um hann:
"[...] that clumsy and nauseating charlatan, that pernicious person, who completely disorganized and ruined the minds of a whole generation"
"What was senseless and without meaning at once took refuge in obscure exposition and language. Fichte was the first to grasp and make use of this privilege; Schelling at best equalled him in this, and a host of hungry scribblers without intellect or honesty soon surpassed them both. But the greatest effrontery in serving up sheer nonsense, in scrabbling together senseless and maddening webs of words, such as had previously been heard only in madhouses, finally appeared in Hegel..."
"[Hegel was] a commonplace, inane, loathsome, repulsive and ignorant charlatan, who with unparalleled effrontery compiled a system of crazy nonsense that was trumpeted abroad as immortal wisdom by his mercenary followers..."
"If I were to say that the so-called philosophy of this fellow Hegel is a colossal piece of mystification which will yet provide posterity with an inexhaustible theme for laughter at our times, that it is a pseudo-philosophy paralyzing all mental powers, stifling all real thinking, and, by the most outrageous misuse of language, putting in its place the hollowest, most senseless, thoughtless, and, as is confirmed by its success, most stupefying verbiage, I should be quite right. Further, if I were to say that this summus philosophus [...] scribbled nonsense quite unlike any mortal before him, so that whoever could read his most eulogized work, the so-called Phenomenology of the Mind, without feeling as if he were in a madhouse, would qualify as an inmate for Bedlam, I should be no less right."
Byggt á tilraunum mínum til þess að lesa Phänomenologie des Geistes þá er þetta hárrétt hjá karlinum.
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