The Hegel Society of America

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 at the previous meeting. The proceedings of every meeting except that held in 1980 have been published or are in press. The 1996 meeting was in Denver, Colorado, on the theme: "Hegel and Aesthetics."

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 maintains close ties with the Hegel-Archiv at Ruhr Universität, Bochum, Germany. The HSA itself neither endorses nor prefers any particular way of interpreting Hegel.

The Owl of Minerva, the official journal of the HSA, appears each spring and fall 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 $20.00 per year. Student dues are $8.00 per year. Payment of dues includes a subscription to The Owl of Minerva. Library subscriptions are $25.00 per year. All dues and contributions are tax deductible. Click here to learn more about joining the Hegel Society of America.


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