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GEORG ANDREAS GABLER (1786-1853)

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 381 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GEORG ANDREAS GABLER (1786-1853), German Hegelian philosopher, son of J. P. Gabler (below), was born on the 3oth of July 1786, at Altdorf in Bavaria. In 1804 he accompanied his father to Jena, where he completed his studies in philosophy and law, and became an enthusiastic disciple of Hegel. After holding various educational appointments, he was in 1821 appointed rector of the Bayreuth gymnasium, and in 1830 general superintendent of schools. In 1835 he succeeded Hegel in the Berlin chair. He died at Teplitz on the 13th of September 1853. His works include Lehrbuch d. philos. Propddeutik (1st vol., Erlangen, 1827), a popular exposition of the Hegelian system; De verae philosophiae erga religionem Christianam pietate (Berlin, 1836), and Die Hegel'sche Philosophie (ib., 1843), a defence of the Hegelian philosophy against Trendelenburg. Koran great prominence is given to his function as the medium of divine revelation, and, according to the Mahommedan interpreters, he it is who is referred to by the appellations " Holy Spirit" and "Spirit of Truth." He is specially commemorated in the calendars of the Greek, Coptic and Armenian churches.
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