Definition of Geist in English:


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Pronunciation: /gʌɪst


  • The spirit of an individual or group.
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    • For Geist (in Hegel's sense) to come into play this self-development needs to be connected to the national culture of Germany.
    • Whereas Hegel uses the dialectic to trace the development of the Geist, Marx would apply it to the development of Capital.
    • The Idea, now as Spirit or Geist, directs the course of history through the will of world-historical individuals (the famous people you read about in history books).


German; related to ghost.

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