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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Marx took himself to represent a higher standpoint, but he saw merit in Hegel within the ambit of bourgeois thought. Certainly, Hegel disliked some features of the Burschenschaftenfor example dueling Briefe Hegep, He also met Hegel there.

His interest in Hegel arose from Marxism, but he has long since gone beyond any doctrinaire approach.

In this work, Marx is settling accounts with the most prestigious bourgeois theoretician. Their demands were moderate, as was typical of the liberalism of the Restoration years There was a period of reaction after Altenstein left the education ministry, which took place under his successor Eichhorn from Hegel met Cousin in Dresden and after his arrest wrote a letter on his behalf.

Hoffmeister has four pages of notes on Victor Cousin, but refers to four volumes of Prussian documents. The king was attached to absolutism.

In The Vocation of our Time for Legislation and Legal Sciencevon Savigny argued against Thibaud for common law against the right of a legislature to codify and render laws uniform.


Both Marx and Engels often cited Hegel.

It must have been obvious to the police that Hegel sat opposite s, not at their side, in these affairs. After a meeting with the Duke of Hpndt, who also opposed this, he was under surveillance. In Prussia, there was little to restore, for little of what existed before had been destroyed.

He argues that Prussia had supported Haller through their ambassador in Switzerland, so in attacking him, Hegel was attacking elements of the court. This was re-edited for the Glockner edition. Religious freedom was an issue for Protestants in Bavaria. He became a Hegelian as his early bourgeois liberal and Pietist views radicalized.

Jacques D’Hondt

He was subsequently suspended from teaching. It was said at this time that Hegel had not written the final lessons of the Philosophy of Hetel. Hegel and Fries had met 20 years earlier at Jena, as competitors for academic preferment. Hegel had Schulze and Altenstein to rely on.

Both became extraordinary professors in The French government spoke out publicly for Cousin, though their Police had been in contact with the Prussian authorities to warn them about him. The king had the censors look at coverage of private and public events.

Cousin was a major figure in French philosophy. The judgment of Marx and Engels.

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

Yet he praised the French constitutional monarchy of as marking progress. Hensel’s portrait of Hegel In Heidelberg University. I have found him well worth reading.


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. Newer Post Older Post Home. Hegel complained to Altenstein about ohndt criticism of him in the Halle Journal Berliner Schriften The nobility however feared it as a means of social emancipation.

Students and professors were affected by government sanctions.

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

There were various pretexts and motives for persecutions. In Engels’ day, Hegel was considered a reactionary. Firstly, Leopold von Henning was arrested on the basis of letters sent to him and his mother-in-law Briefe II, n. This would accomplish a modernization as in France, uegel without bloodshed or revolution. He points out contradictions in the bourgeois state. He was an active freemason. The reactionaries had their own problems.

Hegel represented the bourgeois ideal of a constitutional monarchy.