Terry Pinkard
Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Terry Pinkard is professor of philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. His research and teaching focuses on exploring the German tradition in philosophy from Kant to the present, and his many publications include Hegel: A Biography (2000).

Written by Terry Pinkard

Detail from We Are Making a New World (1918) by Paul Nash. Courtesy the Imperial War Museum

Thinkers and theories
The spirit of history

Hegel’s search for the universal patterns of history revealed a paradox: freedom is coming into being, but is never guaranteed

Terry Pinkard