Hont and Koselleck on the crisis of authority

Lasse S. Andersen*

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This paper examines the reception of Reinhart Koselleck’s Kritik und Krise by the intellectual historian István Hont. Relying on hitherto unpublished manuscripts, it argues that the later work of Hont can be seen as a critical response to Koselleck and his characterisation of the crisis of modern politics as a crisis of political authority.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-379
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of the Philosophy of History
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2023


  • István Hont
  • Reinhart Koselleck
  • Reason of state
  • Public debt
  • Crisis
  • Political authority
  • Adam Smith
  • Emmanuel Sieyès


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