Essay 19: “Patriarchs of contemporary innovation: Socrates & Hegel”

Two giants; each an exemplar philosopher – each illustrating how dialectic and the reconciliation of dichotomies provide perspective on the knowing characteristic of innovation.

In this essay, I once again take an historical perspective of how breakthrough innovators come to know – this time by suggesting that both Socrates and Hegel help us understand how competing insights are most powerfully resolved into one, qualitatively improved, new insight.

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