Interesting facts about Noam Chomsky
"According to a recent survey by the Institute for Scientific Information, only Marx, Lenin, Shakespeare, Aristotle, the Bible, Plato, and Freud are cited more often in academic journals than Chomsky, who edges out Hegel and Cicero."
I find it interesting. Of course, it may be useless. What did people cite Hegal about?
Rick, try writing better English
March 15th, 2007 8:32pm
Hegal / Hegel. Given the correct spelling is in your quote it makes your signature seem half-hearted.
March 15th, 2007 8:41pm
March 15th, 2007 8:45pm
Incidentally, I have no idea what Hegel wrote about.
March 15th, 2007 8:46pm
Rick could learn a lot by watching more MOnty Python:
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume
Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, [some versions have 'Schopenhauer and Hegel']
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'Bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away--
Half a crate of whisky every day.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And René Descartes was a drunken fart.
'I drink, therefore I am.'
Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker,
But a bugger when he's pissed.
March 15th, 2007 10:59pm
Hegel wrote about the dialectic. Which is kinda like matter and anti-matter coming together to form energy which is of course just another type of matter, which will find its own anti-matter and merge to form another type of energy, etc, etc.
I don't know why people cite him. He's unreadable. Maybe the just say "Hegel says 'What is reasonable is real; that which is real is reasonable'" and it's like a deep thought or something.
If the Anglo tradition is analytical, Hegel is a balancing synthetic (oo, see how I used the dialectic right there!).
sour grape snowflake
March 15th, 2007 11:05pm
Hegel is widely cited because "dialectic" is a necessary keyword in every "literary criticism" paper or book, and also in every post-whatever something-studies paper or book.