Otto Friedrich Gruppe

Otto Friedrich group ( born April 15, 1804 in Gdansk, † January 7, 1876 in Berlin) was a German philosopher, classical scholar and publicist. Pseudonym Absolutus of Hegelingen.


Otto Friedrich group was the son of Johann Friedrich group and his wife Charlotte, née Hahn. He was initially intended for the merchant class, but devoted himself later, after he had visited the high school of his native city. He studied at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin philosophy and classical philology. After completing his doctorate, he delivered art reports as a regular contributor to the "General Prussian State newspaper" and in 1835 editor of the arts section.

After he had worked in 1842 and 1843 in the Ministry of spiritual matters under Eichhorn, he was appointed associate professor in the philosophical faculty of the Friedrich -Wilhelms- University of Berlin 1844. He taught logic and general history of philosophy and history of Greek philosophy. Philosophically, is set nearby empirical inductive philosophy of the Anglo-Saxons ( Francis Bacon), whereas he promised from the continental line from Descartes to Hegel, in particular their attempts to think through faith and religion content philosophical and speculative, nothing.

In 1863 he was permanent secretary of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He died on January 7, 1876, to have been without a change. He was succeeded by Theodor Fontane.


  • Alboin King of the Lombards. CG Naucks bookstore, Berlin 1830 digitized
  • Antaeus. An exchange of letters on the speculative Philosophiein their conflict with science and language. Nauksche bookstore, Berlin 1831 digitized
  • The winch or quite absolute construction of modern world history by Oberon's horn composed by Absolutus of Hegelingen. Haack, Leipzig 1831st
  • Turning point in philosophy in the nineteenth century. G. Reimer, Berlin 1834 digitized
  • Ariadne, the tragic art of the Greeks (Berlin 1834)
  • Poems. G. Reimer, Berlin 1835 digitized
  • The Roman elegy. 2 vols, Otto Wigang, Leipzig 1838 First volume of digitized
  • About the Theogony of Hesiod (Berlin 1841);
  • Bruno Bauer and the academic freedom of teaching. Albert Nauck and Comp. , Berlin 1842 digitized
  • Freedom of teaching and Preßunfug. As a continuation of Scripture: Bruno Bauer and the academic freedom of teaching. Wilhelm Better, Berlin 1843
  • Queen Bertha. G. Reimer, Berlin 1848 digitized
  • Published by: The German poet forest. G. Reimer, Berlin 1847 et seq third part. 1849 digitized
  • The cosmic systems of the Greeks. G. Reimer, Berlin 1851 digitized
  • Kaiser Karl. An epic trilogy. Georg Reimer, Berlin 1852 digitized
  • Present and future of philosophy in Germany. Georg Reimer, Berlin 1855 digitized
  • Minos. About the interpolations in the Roman poets, with special reference to Horace, Virgil and Ovid. B. G. Teubner, Leipzig 1859 digitized
  • Reinhold Lenz. Life and works. With additions of Tieck 's edition. A. Carisius, Berlin 1861 digitized
  • Aeacus. About the interpolations in the Roman poets, with special consideration for Horace. G. Reimer, Berlin 1872 digitized
  • Johann and Otto of Brandenburg