Between Hegel and Spinoza

Between Hegel and Spinoza Author Hasana Sharp
ISBN-10 9781441166906
Release 2012-10-04
Pages 224
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Recent work in political philosophy and the history of ideas presents Spinoza and Hegel as the most powerful living alternatives to mainstream Enlightenment thought. Yet, for many philosophers and political theorists today, one must choose between Hegel or Spinoza. As Deleuze's influential interpretation maintains, Hegel exemplifies and promotes the modern "cults of death," while Spinoza embodies an irrepressible "appetite for living." Hegel is the figure of negation, while Spinoza is the thinker of "pure affirmation". Yet, between Hegel and Spinoza there is not only opposition. This collection of essays seeks to find the suppressed kinship between Hegel and Spinoza. Both philosophers offer vigorous and profound alternatives to the methodological individualism of classical liberalism. Likewise, they sketch portraits of reason that are context-responsive and emotionally contoured, offering an especially rich appreciation of our embodied and historical existence. The authors of this collection carefully lay the groundwork for a complex and delicate alliance between these two great iconoclasts, both within and against the Enlightenment tradition.

Hegel and Spinoza

Hegel and Spinoza Author Gregor Moder
ISBN-10 9780810135437
Release 2017-07-15
Pages 176
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Gregor Moder’s Hegel and Spinoza: Substance and Negativity is a lively entry into current debates concerning Hegel, Spinoza, and their relation. Hegel and Spinoza are two of the most influential philosophers of the modern era, and the traditions of thought they inaugurated have been in continuous dialogue and conflict ever since Hegel first criticized Spinoza. Notably, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German Idealists aimed to overcome the determinism of Spinoza’s system by securing a place for the freedom of the subject within it, and twentieth-century French materialists such as Althusser and Deleuze rallied behind Spinoza as the ultimate champion of anti-Hegelian materialism. This conflict, or mutual rejection, lives on today in recent discussions about materialism. Contemporary thinkers either make a Hegelian case for the productiveness of concepts of the negative, nothingness, and death, or in a way that is inspired by Spinoza they abolish the concepts of the subject and negation and argue for pure affirmation and the vitalistic production of differences. Hegel and Spinoza traces the historical roots of these alternatives and shows how contemporary discussions between Heideggerians and Althusserians, Lacanians and Deleuzians are a variation of the disagreement between Hegel and Spinoza. Throughout, Moder persuasively demonstrates that the best way to read Hegel and Spinoza is not in opposition or contrast but together: as Hegel and Spinoza.

Plural Temporality

Plural Temporality Author Vittorio Morfino
ISBN-10 9789004270558
Release 2014-06-06
Pages 204
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Plural Temporality traces out a dynamic historical relationship between the texts of Spinoza and of Althusser. It interrogates Spinoza’s text through Althusser and vice versa regarding the question of materialism.

An Introduction to Hegel s Philosophy of Religion

An Introduction to Hegel s Philosophy of Religion Author Raymond Keith Williamson
ISBN-10 0873958276
Release 1984
Pages 388
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For Hegel, thought is not philosophical if it is not also religious. Both religion and philosophy have a common object and share the same content, for both are concerned with the inherent unity of all things. Hegel s doctrine of God provides the means for understanding this fundamental relationship. Although Hegel stated that God is absolute Spirit and Christianity is the absolute religion, the compatibility of Hegel s doctrine of God with Christian theology has been a matter of continuing and closely argued debate. Williamson s book provides a significant contribution to this ongoing discussion through a systematic study of Hegel s concept of God. The book proceeds by investigating theism, atheism, pantheism, and panentheism as descriptions of Hegel s concept. It rejects the view that Hegel s doctrine so differs from Christian theology so as to be empty of religious content and thereby highlights some important considerations in contemporary theology."

The Logic of Expression

The Logic of Expression Author Simon Duffy
ISBN-10 9781351886420
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 296
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Engaging with the challenging and controversial reading of Spinoza presented by Gilles Deleuze in Expressionism in Philosophy (1968), this book focuses on Deleuze's redeployment of Spinozist concepts within the context of his own philosophical project of constructing a philosophy of difference as an alternative to the Hegelian dialectical philosophy. Duffy demonstrates that a thorough understanding of Deleuze's Spinozism is necessary in order to fully engage with Deleuze's philosophy of difference.

Collective Imaginings

Collective Imaginings Author Associate Professor of Philosophy Moira Gatens
ISBN-10 9781134708161
Release 2002-01-22
Pages 184
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Why would the work of the 17th century philosopher Benedict de Spinoza concern us today? How can Spinoza shed any light on contemporary thought? In this intriguing book, Moira Gatens and Genevieve Lloyd show us that in spite of or rather because of Spinoza's apparent strangeness, his philosophy can be a rich resource for cultural self-understanding in the present. Collective Imaginings draws on recent re-assessments of the philosophy of Spinoza to develop new ways of conceptualising issues of freedom and difference. This ground-breaking study will be invaluable reading to anyone wishing to gain a fresh perspective on Spinoza's thought.

Hegel und Spinoza

Hegel und Spinoza Author Gregor Moder
ISBN-10 3851326903
Release 2013
Pages 212
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Spinoza for Our Time

Spinoza for Our Time Author Antonio Negri
ISBN-10 9780231500661
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 152
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Antonio Negri, a leading scholar on Baruch Spinoza (1632--1677) and his contemporary legacy, offers a straightforward explanation of the philosopher's elaborate arguments and a persuasive case for his ongoing utility. Responding to a resurgent interest in Spinoza's thought and its potential application to contemporary global issues, Negri demonstrates the thinker's special value to politics, philosophy, and a number of related disciplines. Negri's work is both a return to and advancement of his initial affirmation of Spinozian thought in The Savage Anomaly. He further defends his understanding of the philosopher as a proto-postmodernist, or a thinker who is just now, with the advent of the postmodern, becoming contemporary. Negri also deeply connects Spinoza's theories to recent trends in political philosophy, particularly the reengagement with Carl Schmitt's "political theology," and the history of philosophy, including the argument that Spinoza belongs to a "radical enlightenment." By positioning Spinoza as a contemporary, revolutionary intellectual, Negri addresses and effectively defeats critiques by Derrida, Badiou, and Agamben.


Spinoza Author Nātān Rôṭenšṭraik̲
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4397184
Release 1983
Pages 187
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The Difference Between Fichte s and Schelling s System of Philosophy

The Difference Between Fichte s and Schelling s System of Philosophy Author Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
ISBN-10 0873953363
Release 1977
Pages 213
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In this essay, Hegel attempted to show how Fichte s Science of Knowledge was an advance from the position of Kant in the Critique of Pure Reason, and how Schelling (and incidentally Hegel himself) had made a further advance from the position of Fichte. Hegel finds the idealism of Fichte too abstractly subjective and formalistic, and he tries to show how Schelling s philosophy of nature is the remedy for these weaknesses. But the most important philosophical content of the essay is probably to be found in his general introduction to these critical efforts where he deals with a number of problems about philosophical method in a way which is of general interest to philosophers, and not merely interesting to those who accept the Hegelian dialectic method which grew out of these first beginnings. Finally, the Difference essay is important in the development of Nature-Philosophy as a movement in the history of science."

The Science of Right in Leibniz s Moral and Political Philosophy

The Science of Right in Leibniz s Moral and Political Philosophy Author Christopher Johns
ISBN-10 9781780935409
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 208
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Studies of Gottfried Leibniz's moral and political philosophy typically focus on metaphysical perfection, happiness, or love. In this new reading of Leibniz, Christopher Johns shows that it is based on a 'science of right'. Based on the deontic concepts of jus (right) and obligation, this science of right is established in Leibniz's early writings on jurisprudence and depended on throughout several of his major late writings. Johns shows that the moral rightness of an action is grounded in the rights and obligations derived from the agent's capacity for freedom. This new interpretation of Leibniz's moral philosophy compares Leibniz's positions with Grotius, Pufendorf, Hobbes, Locke, and Kant. Providing a comprehensive examination of Leibniz's most important writings on natural right, John's argues that Leibniz, properly understood, provides a compelling account of the grounds of morality and of political institutions-an account relevant to present philosophical debates.

Spinoza and Politics

Spinoza and Politics Author Étienne Balibar
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019561486
Release 2008
Pages 136
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A rich analysis of Spinoza's key works within the context of his political, religious and ideological life.

Activity and Ground

Activity and Ground Author George Joseph Seidel
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4377591
Release 1976
Pages 404
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Activity and Ground has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Activity and Ground also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Activity and Ground book for free.

Levinas between Ethics and Politics

Levinas between Ethics and Politics Author B.G. Bergo
ISBN-10 0792356942
Release 1999-04-30
Pages 310
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The act of thought-thought as an act-would precede the thought thinking or becoming conscious of an act. The notion of act involves a violence essentially: the violence of transitivity, lacking in the transcendence of thought. . . Totality and Infinity The work of Emmanuel Levinas revolves around two preoccupations. First, his philosophical project can be described as the construction of a formal ethics, grounded upon the transcendence of the other human being and a subject's spontaneous responsibility toward that other. Second, Levinas has written extensively on, and as a member of, the cultural and textual life of Judaism. These two concerns are intertwined. Their relation, however, is one of considerable complexity. Levinas' philosophical project stems directly from his situation as a Jewish thinker in the twentieth century and takes its particular form from his study of the Torah and the Talmud. It is, indeed, a hermeneutics of biblical experience. If inspired by Judaism, Levinas' ethics are not eo ipso confessional. What his ethics takes from Judaism, rather, is a particular way of conceiving transcendence and the other human being. It owes to the philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber a logos of the world and of the holy, which acknowledges their incom mensurability without positing one as fallen and the other as supernal.

Between Kant and Hegel

Between Kant and Hegel Author Dieter Henrich
ISBN-10 0674038584
Release 2008-03-31
Pages 400
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Dieter Henrich's lectures on German idealism were the first contact a major German philosopher had made with an American audience since the onset of World War II. They remain, to this day, one of the most eloquent interpretations of the central philosophical tradition of Germany and the way in which it relates to the concerns of contemporary philosophy.

A Ready Reference to Philosophy East and West

A Ready Reference to Philosophy East and West Author Eugene F. Bales
ISBN-10 0819166405
Release 1987
Pages 289
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Offers a summary account of the history of philosophical thought through the 19th century, an unusually updated and balanced account of 20th century thought, and lengthy chapters on the history of Chinese and Indian thought. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1988-1989.

Aesthetic and Artistic Autonomy

Aesthetic and Artistic Autonomy Author Owen Hulatt
ISBN-10 9781441132307
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 256
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Whether art can be wholly autonomous has been repeatedly challenged in the modern history of aesthetics. In this collection of specially-commissioned chapters, a team of experts discuss the extent to which art can be explained purely in terms of aesthetic categories. Covering examples from Philosophy, Music and Art History and drawing on continental and analytic sources, this volume clarifies the relationship between artworks and extra-aesthetic considerations, including historic, cultural or economic factors. It presents a comprehensive overview of the question of aesthetic autonomy, exploring its relevance to both philosophy and the comprehension of specific artworks themselves. By closely examining how the creation of artworks, and our judgements of these artworks, relate to society and history, Aesthetic and Artistic Autonomy provides an insightful and sustained discussion of a major question in aesthetic philosophy.