Between Ideology and Utopia

The Politics and Philosophy of August Cieszkowski

  • Authors
  • Andrè Liebich

Part of the Sovietica book series (SOVA, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 1-9
  3. Germany and Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 13-31
    3. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 32-71
    4. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 72-92
  4. France and the Social Movement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 113-128
    3. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 129-149
    4. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 150-187
    5. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 188-212
  5. Poland and Messianism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 215-235
    3. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 236-268
    4. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 269-294
  6. Conclusion

    1. Andrè Liebich
      Pages 295-299
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-392

About this book


Nineteenth-century European intellectual history has given rise to such varied and abundant research that one is surprised to find certain important problems long identified and yet still relatively unexplored. Such is the case for certain aspects of the crucial transition from Hegel to Marx, for minority tendencies among French socialists and for the Messianic phenomenon, national and religious, so central to the period, particularly in Eastern Europe, and so rarely studied in detail. Certainly, these lacunae are exemplified by the absence of any com­ prehensive work on August Cieszkowski whose overall contribution to the history of the period may be marginal but whose specific role in each of the areas mentioned is both significant in itself and illustrative of certain wider problems. Cieszkowski first achieved recognition as the author of the Pro­ legomena zur Historiosophie in 1838. This short tract never became popular among the Berlin Hegelians for whom it was intended but it affected a number of radical intellectuals outside their circle. His next work, Gott und Palingenesie, was a defense of personal immortality against Hegelian revisionism. The following year, however, he founded as a bulwark of the Hegelian school the Philosophische Gesellschaft against external critics and internal dissolution.


August Cieszkowski Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling Hegelian school Messianism exile philosophy politics utopia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9385-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9383-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0561-2551
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