Jean Hyppolite (January 8, 1907 in Jonzac, France - October 26, 1968 in Paris, France) was a French philosopher known for championing the works of Hegel and other German philosophers, and the education of some of the most important postwar French thinkers._x000D_
Hyppolite was a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure at about the same time as Jean-Paul Sartre. After graduating, he embarked on a serious study of Hegel, German is taught through the reading of the Phenomenology of Spirit in the original. In 1939 came out with his own translation and commentary later formed the basis of the book's genesis and structure of the Phenomenology of Mind (published in 1947). Immediately after the Second World War, Hyppolite became a professor at the University of Strasbourg before moving to the Sorbonne in 1949._x000D_
In 1952, he published Hyppolite et Logique existence, a work that may have had a fundamental effect on what was to be known as Post-modernism. This book attempts to correlate phenomenology of Hegel in his Logic (longer and shorter). This raises the question of language, being, and the difference would become the hallmark of French philosophy back to the late 20th century. An excellent track to the importance and centrality of this book is being reviewed in the same Gilles Deleuze. The translators of the English edition of the text (SUNY Press, 1997) were thoughtful enough to Deleuze patch package in the back of the volume._x000D_
In 1954, he became the director of the École Normale Supérieure and in 1955 conducted a study of principles of Karl Marx, Hegelian period, at a time when the French interest in Hegel was at its peak. In 1963 he was elected to the Collège de France and gives a lecture on the history of the systems._x000D_
While philosophers like Jean-Paul Sartre were known for the production of new works influenced by German philosophy, Hyppolite is remembered as a speaker, teacher and translator. He influenced a number of thinkers such as Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze (who studied Hegel in it at the Lycée Henri IV) and Jacques Derrida, Gérard Étienne Balibar Bulk and (at the Ecole Normale).