This post is a review of Fiorinda Li Vigni’s recent biography of the French Hegel scholar Jacques D’Hondt, originally posted on the discussion. In this post, I discuss Jacques D’Hondt’s book Hegel en son Temps (Paris: Editions Sociales, ). There is an English translation by John. Professor Jacques D’Hondt () was professor at the University of Poitiers and an expert on the philosophy of Hegel. He was introduced to Hegel’s work.

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This reflects a calculation of risk. She addresses three main aspects of this. In the Science of LogicHegel again criticized Fries, this time in print. It seems that Hegel wanted to warn the Burschenschaften against a false philosophical tendency. Both Marx and Engels often cited Hegel. He points out contradictions in the bourgeois state.

Jacques D’ Hondt, Hegel in His Time – PhilPapers

Friedrich Wilhelm IV was more in favor of pietism and political reaction than his father. He jacues secular public education, opposed feudalism and wanted a national representation. Manuscript evidence shows that jacquea was false. The king had the censors look at coverage of private and public events. The German Student Fraternities. He was an active freemason. There was a period of reaction after Altenstein left the education ministry, which took place under his successor Eichhorn from Other reactionary figures included Schuckmann, Wittgenstein and Eichhorn.


Hegel also opposed atomist social theories more generally in the Philosophy of Right.

Hegel in His Time

Fries moved on to Heidelberg inwhich Hegel did only 11 years hegeel. The Fries affair for long gave Hegel a reputation as a servant of power.

Altenstein wanted Berlin to be the cultural center of Germany. He had composed many tracts in manuscript. His letters were opened and he was accused of making a death threat against a French sympathizer Briefe II, Friedrich Engels hondf Revolution and Counter-revolution in Jacqurs It must have been obvious to the police that Hegel sat opposite them, not at their side, in these affairs.

They remained weak as a political force in Germany at this time. He knew Heinrich Heine and Varnhagen. Metternich and others used this to crack down on the Burschenschaftpress, political reform movements and the universities. Hegel lodged bail for Asverus Briefe II,n.

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Marx did not publish this work, because his thought was still advancing. Hegel was invited to court once, inperhaps by Princess Wilhelmine, the daughter of Frederick Jacquess and protector of Sinclair.

Hegel had Schulze and Altenstein to rely on. Others left for Switzerland or America. Newer Post Older Post Home. Yet he was not a revolutionary either. This duplicity gave rise to a diplomatic exchange.

He became a Hegelian as his early bourgeois liberal and Pietist views radicalized. Cousin had been denied any official post in France since Some of the evidence he provides is circumstantial and thus not convincing in isolation, but the account of Hegel’s close relationships with several Prussian reformers, three of whom edited volumes of the first collected edition of his works, extends hont scholarly picture of the Prussian politics of the day and Hegel’s relations to its leading figures.


Hegel praised Frederick II Phil. This would accomplish a modernization as in France, but without bloodshed or revolution.

Public opinion limited the repression. So much for that. Haller argued that the Reformation was a precursor of the French revolution.

These extracts however, are incomplete. Hegel complained to Altenstein about subsequent criticism of him in the Halle Journal Berliner Schriften His motives are disputed: Marx took himself to represent a higher standpoint, but he saw merit in Hegel within the ambit of bourgeois thought.

Berlin in was not going through a revolutionary era. Compulsory education stopped the use of child labor. Flint was an opponent of the Hegelianism of Edward Caird and others in Scotland.