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Monday, April 27, 2015

Robert Bagwell Section 012 Post #2

By 1801, Hegel had made his way to Jena, Germany, on the request of his old friend Schelling who was a professor at a nearby university. Hegel soon gained a teaching position at the university in Jena after submitting his dissertation on the orbit of the planets. Later in that same year, Hegel officially published his first book “The Difference Between Fichte’s and Schelling’s Systems of Philosophy”.  Hegel and Schelling would go onto to lecture together on “Introduction to the Idea and Limits of True Philosophy”. Schelling would eventually leave in 1803 for the University of Würzburg.
Hegel then tried to secure a job at the University in Heidelberg, Germany but was unable to and his finances began to dry up. The put a tremendous pressure for Hegel to release a new book.

As Hegel was beginning to finish his book titled “Phenomenology of Spirit”, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the first Napoleonic Wars, was fighting Prussian troops outside of Jena. The day before the battle though Napoleon entered Jena, where Hegel happened to see Napoleon and was deeply impressed by him. After the battle, and Napoleon decided not to close the University in Jena but many students had fled and this only led to worse financial straits for Hegel. This would lead Hegel to work in Bamberg at a newspaper, and in Nuremberg as a teacher in a “gymnasium. During this time, Hegel also published his second major work “Science and Logic”, which was divided into three volumes, and also gave birth to his two legitimate sons. Hegel soon received offers from Universities in Erlangen, Heidelberg, and Berlin. By 1816, Hegel decided upon Heidelberg, and moved there. In 1817, his illegitimate son had moved in with his family, and he also published his book “Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Outline” which was just a summary of his own philosophy for his students at Heidelberg.

1 comment:

  1. Can you add links to some of these titles, on Google Books or elsewhere? And to your sources?