Hegel or Spinoza

Hegel or Spinoza

Pierre Macherey

Hegel or Spinoza is the 1st English-language translation of the fashionable vintage Hegel ou Spinoza. released in French in 1979, it's been largely influential, quite within the paintings of the philosophers Alain Badiou, Antonio Negri, and Gilles Deleuze.

Hegel or Spinoza is a surgically exact interrogation of the issues of misreading of Spinoza via Hegel. Pierre Macherey explains the need of Hegel’s misreading within the kernel of inspiration that's “indigestible” for Hegel, which makes the Spinozist method circulation in a manner that Hegel can't seize. In doing so, Macherey exposes the restricted and positioned fact of Hegel’s perspective—which unearths extra approximately Hegel himself than approximately his item of study. opposed to Hegel’s characterization of Spinoza’s paintings as motionless, Macherey deals a full of life replacement that upsets the authorized historic development of philosophical wisdom. He unearths in Spinoza an immanent philosophy that's not subordinated to the warrantly of an a priori truth.

Not easily authorizing a selected reading—a “good” Spinoza opposed to a “bad” Hegel—Hegel or Spinoza initiates an come across that produces a brand new figuring out, a standard fact that emerges within the period that separates the two.

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