Sunday, 18 October 2015

Neo-hegelianism in Germany before 1945 (Part Two)

We continue our series of posts based on French scholar Sylvie Hürstel's Au Nom de Hegel (2010) on juridical neo-hegelianism in Germany before 1945. Here we locate the idea of a "Hegel-renaissance" as a potential successor to the Neo-Kantian movement.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Neo-hegelianism in Germany before 1945 (Part One)

This begins a series of posts based on French scholar Sylvie Hürstel's important book Au Nom de Hegel (2010) that addresses the use of Hegelian ideas in German legal circles during the Weimar Republic and Third Reich. To the best of my knowledge, this marks a very significant advance in scholarship on the reception of Hegelian ideas in Germany during a critical era. This particular post concerns her contextualizing introduction.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

From Mylne to Hegel (Part Two)

This post completes our two-part essay tracing the early reception of Hegel in Britain back to the influence of James Mylne.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

From Mylne to Hegel (Part One)

This post examines the reception of Hegel in 19th century Britain, leading up to The Secret of Hegel (1865) by James Hutchison Stirling, the "father of British Hegelianism". I trace the striking Scottish receptiveness to Hegelian ideas back to James Mylne's rationalist critique of the "moral sense" and "common sense" schools of philosophy in Glasgow.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Hotho's Sketch of Professor Hegel

I here reproduce, with permission, Canadian scholar Jim Devin's complete annotated translation of the portrait of Hegel by Heinrich Hotho (1802-73), his former student, friend and editor of Hegel's Lectures on Aesthetics. Above is the cover of a recent biography of Hotho by Elisabeth Ziemer covering his life as an art historian, critic and philosopher.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Herbart's Psychology

This post summarises Herbart's contributions to philosophical psychology and his critique of Fichte's Idealism. The contrast with Hegel comes out particularly in their differing responses to Fichte. We draw from Marcel Mauxion's La Métaphysique de Herbart (1894). Above is an image of Herbart's Psychology as a Science (1824-25). We conclude our series of posts on Herbart with a link to a remarkable piano sonata which he composed in 1808.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Herbart's Philosophy of Religion

This post discusses Herbart's religious philosophy. We use Marcel Mauxion's La Métaphysique de Herbart (1894). The above picture shows the old university of Königsberg with the Cathedral in the background of the Dominsel (Cathedral island).