The Hegel Variations: On the Phenomenology of Spirit

The Hegel Variations: On the Phenomenology of Spirit

Fredric Jameson


during this significant new learn, thinker and cultural theorist Fredric Jameson bargains an cutting edge examining of a ebook that kinds a part of the bedrock of contemporary Western idea: Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.

Whereas different writers have interpreted the Phenomenology as a rigidly closed method, Jameson discovers it to be a extra fluid, open-ended paintings. Hegel’s brain is printed to be a much less systematic mechanism than mostly concept, one whose principles by no means solidify into natural abstractions. the realization of the Phenomenology, at the aftermath of the French Revolution, is tested as a provisional stalemate among the political and the social—a scenario from which Jameson attracts vital classes for our personal age.

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