Marx, the Young Hegelians, and the Origins of Radical Social by Warren Breckman

By Warren Breckman

This can be the 1st significant learn of Marx and the younger Hegelians in 20 years. The publication deals a brand new interpretation of Marx's early improvement, the political measurement of younger Hegelianism, and that movement's dating to political and highbrow currents in early nineteenth-century Germany. The e-book attracts jointly an account of significant figures resembling Feuerbach and Marx, with discussions of lesser-known yet major figures, in addition to such pursuits as French Saint-Simonianism and "Positive Philosophy." Wide-ranging in scope and artificial in process this can be a big booklet for historians of philosophy, theology, political idea and nineteenth-century principles.

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E. Green (New York, 1964); and Lucio Colletti, "The Idea of 'Bourgeois-Christian' Society," From Rousseau to Lenin: Studies in Ideology and Society (London, 1972), pp. 249-83. 1 Whatever truth there is in Mayer's claim is due in large measure to the enormously controversial effects of Hegel's philosophy. The 1820s are often presented as years of ascendancy for Hegelianism among German intellectuals, but much would be lost to our understanding of the intellectual history of the early nineteenth century if we neglected the fact that outside the circle of Hegel's supporters, Hegelianism faced opposition from a wide variety of camps.

Gardiner (New\ork, 1969), pp. 24-5. "13 It is appropriate that Lessing, who sounded a note of despair absent from these other major figures, should have become the object of a heated dispute over the nihilistic potential of rational philosophy. The Pantheismusstreit began in the mid-i 780s when Moses Mendelssohn undertook to defend his deceased friend against Friedrich Heinrichjacobi's charge that Lessing had become a Spinozist pantheist. 15 If Lessing, the most celebrated figure of the German Enlightenment, was led by the spirit of rational inquiry to embrace the deterministic and atheistic doctrine of Spinoza, Jacobi argued, then fatal doubt must be cast on the cherished belief of such Berlin Aupdareras Mendelssohn that the tenets of orthodox faith could be defended by reason.

Hegel's 53 54 55 Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, vol. 1, p. 19. See also his opening remarks in The Science of Logic, trans. A. V. Miller (New \brk, 1976), p. 3. Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, vol. 3, p. 151. See Jaeschke, Reason in Religion, pp. 350-1; Jaeschke, "Christianity and Secularity in Hegel's Concept of the State," The Journal of Religion, 61, 1981, pp. 127-45; anc ^ Dickey, "Hegel on Religion and Philosophy," pp. 309-11. 38 DETHRONING THE SELF intentions here seem clear enough, but the results of the transmigration of religion into philosophy were anything but clear.

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