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VI People in Portrait, 55 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

Armin Von Bogdandy, Sergio Dellavalle

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2023

1648-1815 — 1815 to World War I — Sovereignty
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is generally considered one of the thinkers who conceptually shaped the transition from the understanding of international order of the enlightenment era to the romantic, anti-universalistic view that characterized a great part of the 19th century. Having left behind the Kantian vision which saw the establishment of peace as the main content of international law, Hegel would have endorsed—at least according to this interpretation—the opposite theory of international relations based on the self-affirmation of the nation as well as of...
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