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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Other reactionary figures included Schuckmann, Wittgenstein and Eichhorn. Schelling was called to Berlin to combat and refute Hegelianism. Protestant orthodoxy was the dominant hsgel amongst the people and at the Court.

Flint was an opponent of the Hegelianism of Edward Caird and others in Scotland.

Hegelian News & Reviews: Hegel in Berlin (Part Four) – Jacques D’Hondt

He also met Hegel there. In the CritiqueMarx wished to a convince himself and others of the falsity of the Philosophy of Right and b show how it constrains its literal interpreters and believers. Their work is more interesting than that of native French scholars to my mind, as the French currently seem to look to analytic philosophy as a model – partly as English is so widely taught and posts in American universities are so well funded I suspect – at the expense of hodnt own traditions.

In Prussia, there was little to restore, for little of what existed before had been destroyed. Newer Post Older Post Home.


Byhe felt deceived by the lack of reform and wrote as heel in an article on the Weimar revue Nemesiscriticizing the Prussian chief of police, von Kamptz. Much of this is of purely French interest, but it represents a lot of work that has not made it into English probably for that reason. Senior figures, including the Chief of Police von Kamptz and the Home Secretary took personal parts in these seemingly trivial accusations and inquiries.

Henning became more gegel, but only much later under Eichhorn. There were various pretexts and motives for persecutions. It was foreseen that political power was to pass to the upper middle class.

Cousin had been under surveillance since he had offered accommodation to Santa Rosa, a revolutionary from Piedmont who later died in Greece, but was then living under a false name in Paris. Let us consider the individuals concerned.

His teaching there was reckoned heavy schwer. The Hegel renaissance only happened much later.

Hegel in His Time

Secondly, Gustav Asverus was arrested following a duel which came to the attention of the University of Jena. Thirdly, Karl Ulrich was also arrested in relation to duelling in an investigation that lasted from to Briefe II, n. In this work, Marx is settling accounts with the most prestigious bourgeois theoretician. hkndt

I also draw the conclusion that we should read Hegel himself, as much secondary literature is written from dogmatic or refuted viewpoints. He was not asked to join the Berlin Academy of Sciences.


Hegel then chose von Henning, who was imprisoned for ten weeks on suspicion of demagogy Briefe II, He held no sway over the course of events.

This group had their quarrels. She addresses three main aspects of this.

Jacques D’ Hondt, Hegel in His Time – PhilPapers

He sent some letters via friends rather than through the public post. Firstly, Leopold von Henning was arrested on the v of letters sent to him and his mother-in-law Briefe II, n.

Hegel had known Cousin since So Hegel helped many accused people and frequented liberal circles in Berlin.

Hegel opposed anti-semitism, teutonism and individualist anarchism. Varnhagen comments on this. There were jaqcues writers against revolutionary ideas. This goes against his own method. They remained weak as a political force in Germany at this time. Hegel Secret covered Hegel’s early reading, social life and friendships. Rosenkranz naively talks of a clandestine visit of Hegel to a prison by boat. Certainly, Hegel disliked some features of the Burschenschaftenfor example dueling Briefe II, The conditions under which his ideas spread is also interesting for the history of ideas.

Altenstein and Hardenberg wrote letters over Ulrich. Eichhorn replaced Altenstein as Minister of Education.