This week the Guardian published a review of several new Hegel biographies, on the 250th anniversary of his birth:

“The present age looks like an open war between reason and reality”, Rosenfelder wrote.

In times of conspiracy theories and filter bubbles, Hegel’s method of thinking – dialectics – can become a kind of intellectual self-help. Or as Jürgen Kaube summarises the philosopher’s central message in the third biography to be published this August: “Thinking is effective.”