Much of contemporary Western Historiography and Historical Analysis is dominated by either the Post-Modern or Marxist approaches. Of course, Karl Marx was deeply influenced by George Hegel, however, Hegelian Dialectics is still an independently original school of historical thought and analysis. Can Hegelian-(NON-Marxist) Dialectics regain its influence within contemporary historical discourse or has such a school of a thought gone the way of the dinosaurs?

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    Can you please name one specific example of what you have in mind? E. g. a Hegelian non-Marxist historian? – Felix Goldberg Oct 12 '17 at 7:38
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    Questions about the future are usually matters of opinion. Maybe you want to know whether any historians are following the Hegelian model today? – Aaron Brick Oct 12 '17 at 16:27
  • The meaning of my question is as follows: Will Hegelian/Diaectical Historiography be revitalized in the near future? In other words, are there any signs within the recent historical literature or curricula which indicate a Hegelian Renaissance? From my what I have seen and currently see, it does not appear to be the case. Perhaps you disagree and can provide me with some evidence which does indicate that there is a Hegelian or Dialectical Renaissance. – user26763 Oct 12 '17 at 20:40
  • Please don't discuss in comments; comments ask for clarification, and clarification should be edited into the question. The question should contain all the information needed to write an answer. Comments are ephemeral and will be deleted. (yeah, I know, a year too late) – Mark C. Wallace Aug 10 at 8:51

Hegel still has a great deal of influence in the sub-disciplines of the "History of Ideas." However, Hegels grand theory of History as a philosophical concept has almost no use in contemporary work and the dominant anglophone historically methods. The philosophical concept of "history" doesn't resemble the disciplinary practice of historians. Gyorgy Lukacs is as far from EP Thompson as Hegel is from the history of ideas.

One issue to consider though is the triumphalism present in anglophone "Whig" historians of either the Tory or Whiggish political perspective: America fuck yeah, with your choice of whom "America" is.

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