Hegel on Social Progress
Balys Luneckas
Published 2014-09-29

How to Cite

Luneckas B. (2014) “Hegel on Social Progress”, Problemos, 100, pp. 23-31. doi: 10.15388/Problemos.1972.10.5487.


According to the Hegelian conception of the history of philosophy, social progress is found (though in a mystified way) to be an objective and natural process. The latter is realized as a dialectical alteration of indispensable stages where every preceding step is considered to make an objective basis for conscious activities of people in a subsequent stage. Thus, the contents and criteria of social progress can be established not through abstract consideration and subjective desire, but through a specific analysis and comparison of the above stages.

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