(Sep 6, 1809, Eisenberg, Thüringen – Apr 13, 1882, Rixdorf, near Berlin).
I. Life – II. Work – III. Influence
The son of a porcelain painter, Bauer studied philosophy and theology in Berlin. He was one of the most talented students of G.W.F. Hegel, who recommended him in 1829 for the Prussian prize in philosophy for his work De pulchri principiis (D. Moggach & W. Schultze, eds., 1996 [bibl.]). He cultivated close contacts with J.K.W. Vatke and P.K. Marheineke, who supported him. In 1834, unde…