Ludwig Feuerbach gives Spinoza the credit of authorship of speculative philosophy. Lagging behind is, therefore, Schelling, considered by Feuerbach as the restorer (Widerhersteller) of the same. In the sequence established by Feuerbach, Hegel would be, for his part, just a further element in speculative philosophy's constitution, nevertheless, having the considerable merit of accomplishing such system of thought. In this paper, my aim is to determine to what extent the author of this philosophy is present in the one who fulfills it. I will outline the shape and extent of that presence by placing the focus on a nuclear aspect, which, at the same time serves here as a guide for my proposal: denial.