Correction: Goethe, not Hegel

Jurriaan Bendien bendien at tomaatnet.nl
Sat Jul 19 10:22:15 MDT 2003


In a previous post to Julio, I falsely attributed Goethe's saying 'Grey is
all theory, but green alone the
tree of life' to GWF Hegel (1770-1831), who said "Minerva's owl flies at
dusk", but in reality it was  JW Goethe (1749-1832) who talked about the
green tree of life.

It is of course possible, that Hegel did use Goethe's phrase, but I cannot
find a locus for this immediately. Interestingly, Goethe lived a lot longer
than Hegel.

Regards

Jurriaan








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