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Catherine Malabou, Antonio Negri, John D. Caputo, Bruno Bosteels, Mark C. Taylor, and Slavoj Zizek join seven others--including William Desmond, Katrin Pahl, Adrian Johnston, Edith Wyschogrod, and Thomas A. Lewis--to apply Hegel's thought to twenty-first-century philosophy, politics, and religion. Doing away with claims that the evolution of thought and history is at an en ...more
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Published March 23rd 2011 by Columbia University Press (first published March 18th 2011)
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Christopher Boerdam
Dec 21, 2013 rated it liked it
This collection of essays impressed upon me the divergent ways in which Hegel is interpreted in philosophical circles, and the many different ways thinkers of today are still inspired or angered by this difficult philosopher's work. For some, Hegel seems to be the ultimate rationalist and Enlightenment thinker whose conservative politics and Eurocentrism are things to be overcome, whereas others interpret him as a post-post-modern philosopher whose dialectic out-deconstructs the deconstructionis ...more
Jeremy
Apr 24, 2011 rated it liked it
An anthology of contemporary philosophers writing about Hegel and the infinite / religion. Hegel emerges mostly as a mystic from these articles, with some nuances and counterpoints. Generally, the articles range from challenging to somewhat inaccessible to those not initiated into the full complexity Hegel's thinking. All the articles are a fair amount of work. In some cases you are richly rewarded and in others, not so much. A couple felt downright trivial. I especially enjoyed Caputo, Taylor a ...more
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Slavoj Žižek is a Slovene sociologist, philosopher, and cultural critic.

He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (then part of SFR Yugoslavia). He received a Doctor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Ljubljana and studied psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII with Jacques-Alain Miller and François Regnault. In 1990 he was a candidate with the party Liberal Democracy of Slovenia for P
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