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The Owl of Minerva


History and Purpose

The Hegel Society of America (HSA) was founded in 1968 at the Wofford Symposium in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Its goal is to promote the study of the philosophy of Hegel and Hegelianism, its place within the history of thought, and its relation to social, political, and cultural movements since his time. It meets every two years, and each meeting features a program of papers and discussions on a theme or topic.

The HSA cooperates with the Hegel Society of Great Britain, the Internationale Hegel-Vereinigung, the Internationale Hegel- Gesellschaft, and the Centre de recherche et de documentation sur Hegel et sur Marx, and has close ties with the Hegel-Archiv at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. More information is available at


Members receive a subscription to The Owl of Minerva, the Society's official journal, as a benefit of membership. The journal features articles, discussions, translations, reviews, and bibliographical information pertaining to Hegel, his predecessors, contemporaries, successors, and influence today, as well as studies that use a Hegelian approach to philosophical issues or enter into debate with this approach. JOIN NOW!