Hegel and Kierkegard

This one quoted by Tyler in Marginal Revolution on Hegel is worth remembering :

No one has understood me except one.He has misunderstood.

 From Kierkegard’s Concluding Unscinetific Post-script.

If these are Hegel’s dying words , does that mean Hegel wanted to be understood and he was therefore unhappy being not understood ? I don’ think so.Perhaps Hegel thought , by way of stock-taking at the time of death, that it it was a matter of satisfaction that no one had understood him.


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