Hegel and Clausewitz: Convergence on Method, Divergence on Ethics

  title={Hegel and Clausewitz: Convergence on Method, Divergence on Ethics},
  author={Y. Cormier},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={419 - 442}
  • Y. Cormier
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • The International History Review
  • The Hegelian influence in Clausewitz has far more often been stated than it has ever been qualified, quantified, or verified. Perhaps the error was to try to ‘prove’ such a link, rather than focus on what such a convergence consists of and what it means, regardless of how it happened. Using both a historical and a linguistic argument, this essay delineates early writings that are devoid of any Hegelian similarities from those later in Clausewitz's life where a convergence of ideas becomes… CONTINUE READING
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