The New Hegelians: Politics and Philosophy in the Hegelian School

The period leading up to the Revolutions of 1848 is a seminal moment in the history of political thought, demarcating the ideological currents and defining the problems of freedom and social cohesion, which are among the key issues of modern politics. This anthology offers new research on Hegel’s followers in the 1830s and 1840s. Including essays by well-known philosophers, political scientists, and historians from Europe and North America, it pays special attention to questions of state power, the economy, poverty, and labor, as well as to a range of ideas about freedom. The book examines the political and social thought of Edouard Gans, Ludwig Feuerbach, Max Stirner, Bruno and Edgar Bauer, the young Engels, and Marx.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hegelianism, Republicanism, and Modernity by Douglas Moggach
1 Eduard Gans on Poverty and on the Constitutional Debate by Norbert Waszek
2 Ludwig Feuerbach’s Critique of Religion and the End of Moral Philosophy by Howard Williams
3 The Symbolic Dimension and the Politics of Left Hegelianism by Warren Breckman
4 Exclusiveness and Political Universalism in Bruno Bauer by Massimiliano Tomba (translated from Italian by Douglas Moggach)
5 Republican Rigorism and Emancipation in Bruno Bauer by Douglas Moggach
6 Edgar Bauer and the Origins of the Theory of Terrorism by Eric v.d. Luft
7 Ein Menschenleben: Hegel and Stirner by Lawrence S. Stepelevich
8 ‘The State and I’: Max Stirner’s Anarchism by David Leopold
9 Engels and the Invention of the Catastrophist Conception of the Industrial Revolution by Gareth Stedman Jones
10 The Basis of the State in the Marx of 1842 by Andrew Chitty
11 Marx and Feuerbachian Essence: Returning to the Question of ‘Human Essence’ in Historical Materialism by Jose Crisostomo de Souza
12 Freedom and the ‘Realm of Necessity’ by Sean Sayers
13 Work, Language, and Community: A Response to Hegel’s Critics by Ardis B. Collins

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