Jean Hyppolite

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Hyppolite, Jean


Born Jan. 8, 1907, in Jonzac; died Oct. 27, 1968, in Paris. French idealist philosopher, influenced by German neo-Hegelianism. Professor of philosophy at the Sor-bonne from 1947 to 1955, director of the Ecole Normale Superi-eure from 1955 to 1963, professor at the College de France from 1963.

Hyppolite translated Hegel’s Phenomenology of Mind into French in 1939 and wrote several works on his philosophy, which he interpreted from a position close to that of existentialism. In his articles on the early works of Marx, Hyppolite developed the idea that the Marxist economic doctrine was based not so much on an analysis of the facts as on philosophical assumptions and moral imperatives going back to Hegel. French Marxists have subjected Hyppolite’s anti-Marxist views to criticism.


Genèse et structure de la phénoménologie de l’esprit. Paris, 1947.
Introduction a la philosophic de I’histoire de Hegel. Paris, 1948.
Logique et existence. Paris, 1953.
Etudes sur Marx et Hegel. Paris, 1955.


Gretskii, M. N. “Kritika neogegel’ianstva marksistami Frantsii.” In Voprosy filosofii, 1963, no. 8.


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Jean Hyppolite explained that self-consciousness was a form of desire for Hegel, a desire towards the unity of the 'I' with itself that can only be found in another desire, or when the 'I' finds another self-consciousness.
The most common answers to this conundrum mobilize the resources of philosophical historiography and refine the understanding of Foucault's encounter with Kant and Nietzsche, emphasizing the seminal complexity and ambiguity of Foucault's 1961 dissertation on Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology (Foucault 2008), his early engagement with anthropology and Kantianism, [12] his dependence on the interpretations of transcendentalism offered by Jean Hyppolite and Jules Vuillemin; or underlining the overlappings and distinctions between critique and analysis, between different aspects of modernity, between an early and a late Foucault; or again focusing on the subtle mutations of his transcendental presumption and the continuous micro-variations of his Nietzscheanism and Kantianism.
Entre 1933 y 1939, Alexandre Kojeve dicto cursos sobre la Fenomenologia del Espiritu de Hegel en la Ecole Practique de Hautes Etudes, a los que asistieron, entre otros, Jacques Lacan, Raymond Aron, Georges Bataille, Jacques y Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Eric Weil, Gaston Fessard, Jean Hyppolite.
Instead, he emphasizes the influence of Jean Hyppolite, the translator and commentator of Hegel's Phenomenology, and a teacher at the Ecole Normale Superieure and other strategic high learning institutions.
Barcelona: Laia, 1971); b) los libros de Felix Duque: Hegel, la especulacion de la indigencia (Granica, 1991), o los capitulos correspondientes de La era de la critica (Madrid: Akal, 1998); c) el libro de Jean Hyppolite, comentario exhaustivo a todo el libro de la Fenomenologia, capitulo por capitulo, Genesis y estructura de la Fenomenologia del espiritu de Hegel (traducido por Francisco Fernandez Buey.
After some wavering, Michel Foucault, whose recent Les Mots et les Choses had won him much visibility, declined the invitation; the Hegelian philosopher Jean Hyppolite of the College de France proposed to fill the gap by inviting an extremely promising maitre-assistant from the Ecole Normale Superieure, his former student, who had published a translation and a long commentary of Husserl's The Origin of Geometry (21) as well as a smattering of articles, Jacques Derrida.
Jean Hyppolite, The Genesis and Structure of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (Evanston, IL: Northwestern Univ.
The first essay sets the stage insofar as the work of Jean Hyppolite is seen as foundational for Derrida and Foucault.
This paper examines the agonistic, yet filial connection between Hegel's view of history and Foucault's, a connection that runs from Kant through the French Hegelian scholar, Jean Hyppolite, that has not been fully acknowledged or appreciated.
The claim that Kant does not account for concrete experience relies heavily on citations from Jean Hyppolite and Jean-Francois Lyotard (17).
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In addition to the translation, Rauch contributed an interpretive summary of Hegel's argument (55-124) and an essay discussing the reception of the Phenomenology in the works of Alexandre Kojeve, Jean Hyppolite, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Jean Wahl (125-60).