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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Gans was the son of a Jewish merchant friendly with Hardenberg. Fries moved on to Heidelberg inwhich Hegel did hegeo 11 years later. This group had their quarrels.

Both became extraordinary professors in Secondly, Gustav Asverus was arrested following a duel which came to the attention of the University of Jena. Firstly, Leopold von Henning was arrested on the basis of letters sent to him and his mother-in-law Briefe II, n.

He was the author of patriotic poetry. 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. These extracts however, are incomplete.

He held no sway over the course of events. Both gained doctorates in and taught as private jacqies Privatdozentenhoping to progress to extraordinary, then ordinary professorships.

In this he agreed with Hegel, though for opposite reasons. Some rely on the judgment of Marx and Engels rather than looking at original documents.

Let us consider the individuals concerned. Marx summarized his own work in Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy There is a conservative element to the dialectic.


Hoffmeister has four pages of notes on Victor Cousin, but refers to four volumes of Prussian documents. I also draw the conclusion that we should read Hegel himself, as much secondary literature is written from dogmatic or refuted viewpoints.

Hegel hege, the Girondins, the Code Civilconstitutional government and property rights. Friedrich Wilhelm IV was more in favor of pietism and political reaction than his father. Hegel had known Cousin since Students and professors were affected by government sanctions.

Hegel in His Time: Berlin, 1818-1831

This goes against his own method. Hensel’s portrait of Hegel In Heidelberg University.

Posted by Stephen Cowley at 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 their own traditions.

His teaching there was reckoned heavy schwer. Hardenberg jacquess recognized as a reformer, Altenstein as a liberal — though these terms might be disputed. Hegel was invited to court once, inperhaps by Princess Wilhelmine, the daughter of Frederick V and protector of Sinclair. The historian Friedrich von Raumer also supported Hegel.

Hegel in His Time: Berlin, by Jacques d’Hondt

Inhe comments that Hegelianism is spreading. Henning became more reactionary, but only much later under Eichhorn. Ernst Bloch disagreed with this in Subject and Object Cousin had been denied any official post in France since Afterpatriots awaited a constitution from Friedrich Wilhelm III, but time passed and only a Council of State was established in place of more far reaching reform.


Hegel, Schleiermacher and others took some care for De Wette’s short-term finances when he left for Weimar. His motives are hwgel There was a period of reaction after Altenstein left the education ministry, which took place under his successor Eichhorn from 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.

He points out contradictions in the bourgeois state.

Jacques D’Hondt, Hegel: Biographie | Editors | Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy

She addresses three main aspects of this. Hence, his opposition is not owing solely to Fries role at the Wartburg Festival of Under a sketch by Wilhelm Hensel, Hegel wrote: Arnold Ruge, the future editor of the Halle Annualswas sentenced to prison in Altenstein was bolder politically than Hardenberg.

He was a liberal who played a central role in the institutionalization of philosophy in the French education system in the 19th century. Its economic basis is weak and it misrepresents reality through idealism and mystification.

Jacques D’Hondt

Kieser’s Das Wartburgfest Hegel represented the bourgeois ideal of a constitutional monarchy. Let us look at them in turn. Friedrich Engels — Revolution hegrl Counter-revolution in Germany Other reactionary figures included Schuckmann, Wittgenstein and Eichhorn.

He argues that Prussia had supported Haller through their ambassador in Switzerland, so in attacking him, Hegel was attacking elements of the court.

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