The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century by Frederick C. Beiser

By Frederick C. Beiser

The Cambridge significant other to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy examines Hegel inside his broader ancient and philosophical contexts. overlaying all significant features of Hegel's philosophy, the quantity offers an advent to his good judgment, epistemology, philosophy of brain, social and political philosophy, philosophy of nature and aesthetics. It comprises essays via an the world over acknowledged workforce of Hegel students. the amount starts with Terry Pinkard's article on Hegel's existence, a conspectus of his biography on Hegel. It additionally explores a few issues a lot ignored in Hegel scholarship: equivalent to Hegel's hermeneutics and dating to mysticism. aimed toward scholars and students of Hegel, this quantity may be crucial examining for a person attracted to nineteenth-century philosophy. The bibliography contains an important English-language literature on Hegel written within the final fifteen years.

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Fichte took Kantianism a step further in his lectures there, and the entire movement of early Romanticism formed around and in reaction to Fichte at that time in 7 Briefe I, 29; Letters, p. 64. Cambridge Collections Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 28 terry pinkard Jena. The university’s success changed the picture of the university and had a far-reaching influence on the development of other universities in the nineteenth century. It brought a new idea into the discussion of university education, that of the union of teaching and research, that is, of bringing the best young minds to study with the leading intellectual figures of the day, who would in turn teach them about the cutting edge developments in their fields.

Moreover, because of the peculiarities of Wurttemberg’s history, ¨ the nobility, instead of answering immediately to the duke himself, were almost all immediate to the emperor of the oxymoronically named Holy Roman Empire, and thus took no part in political life in Wurttemberg. ¨ Filling the vacuum, the Protestants had a estate called the Ehrbarkeit, the “non-noble notables,” into which one had to be born (even though there were no titles that went that status, as was the case with the nobility), who mostly ran Wurttemberg affairs and and who reserved ¨ certain key positions in the Wurttemberg government and in important ¨ institutions for themselves.

By 1799, however, Holderlin’s affair with Susette Gontard had become ¨ truly tragic, and Holderlin was beginning to show the signs of the mad¨ ness that would eventually overtake him by around 1803; the closeness of the two friends was now under great strain, and it was clear that they, who had once been inseparable, were now going in different directions. After his father’s estate was divided, Hegel came into a small inheritance on which he could (if he were frugal) live for a few years, and Cambridge Collections Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 Hegel: A Life 27 so, after a trip to Mainz in 1800 (which earlier had even briefly joined the French Republic), Hegel swallowed his pride and wrote to Schelling (with whom he had not been in contact for a while), asking him for recommendations on where he might go to get his philosophical affairs in order.

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