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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The Burschenschaften succeeded the Landmannschaftenwhich were organized on regional, particularist lines. Hegel met Cousin in Dresden and after his arrest wrote a letter on his behalf. In Prussia, there was little to restore, for little of what existed before had been destroyed. It relies on a few lines of the Preface to the Philosophy of Rightwhich are cited by Robert Flint. A new student fraternity movement the Burschenschaften grew up in Germany.

Altenstein was bolder politically than Hardenberg. Firstly, Leopold von Jafques was arrested on the basis of letters sent to him and his mother-in-law Briefe II, n. Other reactionary figures included Schuckmann, Wittgenstein and Eichhorn. His letters were opened and he was accused of making a death threat against a French sympathizer Briefe II, Page references are to the French edition.

Such feeling was generally felt and variously expressed at the time.

Jacques D’Hondt

He argues that Prussia had supported Haller through their ambassador in Switzerland, so in attacking him, Hegel was attacking elements of the court. He was the author of Polens Untergang and became a deputy in The reactionary writer and agent of jacqes Tsar, August von Kotzebue, was murdered on 23 March in Mannheim by a student K.


In this he agreed with Hegel, though for opposite reasons. Manuscript evidence shows that this was false.

Altenstein wanted Berlin to be the cultural center of Germany. Perhaps the official acceptance of Hegel was owing to Altenstein and a more liberal age, he muses. Hegel praised Frederick II Phil.

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

Hegel and Fries had met 20 years earlier at Jena, as competitors for academic preferment. Already between and the German proletariat was a political presence. Both gained doctorates in and taught as private tutors Privatdozentenhoping to progress to extraordinary, then ordinary professorships. Schelling was called to Berlin to combat and refute Hegelianism.

Hardenberg is recognized as a reformer, Altenstein as a liberal — though these terms might be disputed. They remained weak as a political force in Germany at this time. The police archives at least, ohndt not open to them. I have found him well worth reading. Various pretexts were used, but the motives remained the same.

So Hegel helped many accused people and frequented liberal circles in Berlin.

Fries espoused both Kantianism and sentimentalism. Marx took himself to represent a higher standpoint, but he saw merit in Hegel within the ambit of bourgeois thought. This is in the early s. He was the author of patriotic poetry.


The reactionaries had their own problems.

Hegelian News & Reviews: Our review of a biography of Jacques D’Hondt

Posted by Stephen Cowley at Friedrich Engels — Revolution and Counter-revolution in Germany He became a Hegelian as his early bourgeois liberal and Pietist views radicalized. Let us look at them in turn. Protestant orthodoxy was the dominant force amongst the people and at the Court. Edouard Gans was allowed by Hegel to teach philosophy of right from Religious freedom was an issue for Protestants in Bavaria.

He does point out conservative elements, even in the context of the time. Fries was younger than Hegel. At the end of the interview she asks about the principal changes or breaks in his theoretical views that he has seen or made over his life, particularly recently, on which he has abstained from commenting.

Law, he said, rests on tradition and develops organically. She addresses three main aspects of this. He wrote to his wife in Austria that letters were read and should not contain political content Briefe III, There was a period of reaction after Altenstein left the education ministry, which took place under his successor Eichhorn from Inhe comments that Hegelianism is spreading.