Henrich describes the movement that led from Kant to Hegel, beginning with an interpretation of the structure and tensions of Kant's system. He locates the Kantian movement and revival of Spinoza, as sketched by F. H. Jacobi, in the intellectual conditions of the time and in the philosophical motivations of modern thought.
And he explains the motives behind Fichte's Doctrine of Science. Henrich connects this history to the poet Hölderlin's original philosophy and to the thought of the founders of Romanticism, Novalis and Friedrich Schlegel. He concludes with an interpretation of the basic design of Hegel's system.
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