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History of the Hegel Society of America

The Hegel Society of America was founded in 1968 at the Wofford Symposium in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Its purpose, as stated in its charter of incorporation as a learned society, is to promote the study of the philosophy of Hegel, its place within the history of thought, its relation to social, political, and cultural movements since his time, and its relevance to contemporary issues and fields of knowledge. HSA membership is currently around 400.

The HSA meets every two years for three days. Each meeting features a program on a theme selected democratically by the membership. The proceedings of every meeting except that held in 1980 have been published or are in press.

The HSA itself neither endorses nor prefers any particular way of interpreting Hegel.

The Owl of Minerva, the official journal of the HSA, appears once or twice a year as a journal of articles, reviews, discussions, translations, and bibliographical information. All submitted papers are blind-reviewed. In addition to being received by every member of the HSA, The Owl is also held by over 180 libraries worldwide. A 25-year index was published in the Spring of 1994 issue.

Regular dues are $35.00 per year. Student dues are $17.00 per year. Payment of dues includes a subscription to The Owl of Minerva. If you wish to apply for membership in the Hegel Society of America and/or for a subscription to the Owl of Minerva, please contact the Philosophy Documentation Center at:

Philosophy Documentation Center
P. O. Box 7147
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906-7147

Tel. 800-444-2149 (US & Canada)
Tel. 434-220-3300, Fax: 434-220-3301
Specific information about The Owl of Minerva:

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