|Hegel's Thoughts on Immortality
Hegel talks about the religious
believer, "Knowing himself in God, he at the same time knows his imperishable life in
God; he knows of the truth of his Being, and therefore the idea of the immortality of the
soul here enters as an essential moment into the history of religion. The ideas of God and
of immortality have a necessary relation to each other."
Finally he states that, "Spirit
is immortal; it is eternal; and it is immortal and eternal in virtue of the fact that it
is infinite, that it has no such spatial finitude as we associate with body."
As to whether Hegel believes the
soul is immortal, and what is the nature of our own immortality, if any, the answers to
these questions are not clear in Hegel's works.