Schelling in Berlin

  • Giles WhiteleyEmail author


This chapter looks at how the British press covered Schelling’s appointment to a position as Professor at Berlin by the new Prussian King Frederick IV in 1841. The event was significant in European intellectual history, marking Schelling’s return to the public consciousness, after many years of silence in terms of published work. The lectures became a kind of celebrity event, attended by a number of European luminaries including Kierkegaard, but was also a political one: Frederick IV wanted to stem the influence of Hegel, who had died ten years earlier. The chapter follows the ways in which the British press interpreted these events in Berlin, before looking at two important Victorian figures who attended these lectures: Benjamin Jowett and A. P. Stanley.

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