A POLITICS WITHOUT COMPROMISE: THE YOUNG HEGELIANS AND POLITICS

  • Vivien García Research Associate (Université Grenoble Alpes, Philosophie, Pratiques & Langages – PPL EA 3699).

Abstract

This article aims at exploring how most of the Young Hegelians came to
reject all forms of compromise. It will first show how Young Hegelianism itself was
born from a process of radicalisation. Then, it will expound some of the theoretical
developments that this process produced and explain why and how all forms of
compromise came to be rejected. For Young Hegelians, a compromise is an antidialectical
position. It consists in the adoption of a median posture, which does not
correspond with a real mediation. It is a way of deflating conflicts and, more
precisely, to avoid the oppositions at work in history being unveiled in their purity.

Published
2019-05-03