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Understanding Hegelianism explores the ways in which Hegelian and anti-Hegelian currents of thought have shaped some of the most significant movements in twentieth-century European philosophy, particularly the traditions of critical theory, existentialism, Marxism and poststructuralism. The first part of the book examines Kierkegaard's existentialism and Marx's materialism ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 25th 2007 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published May 31st 2007)
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This book is especially lucid before the chapters seven (Between existentialism and Marxism: Sartre, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty) and eight (Deconstructing Hegelianism: Deleuze, Derrida and the question of difference). After that, it became exceptionally difficult for me to follow what the author was trying to convey. I especially do not understand the antipathy that Derrida and Deleuze seem to have had toward philosophy as Hegelian dialectic nor do I understand why they think Hegel is insufficie ...more