Hegel or Spinoza

Hegel or Spinoza Hegel or Spinoza is the first English language translation of the modern classic Hegel ou Spinoza Published in French in it has been widely influential particularly in the work of the philosoph

Hegel or Spinoza is the first English language translation of the modern classic Hegel ou Spinoza Published in French in 1979, it has been widely influential, particularly in the work of the philosophers Alain Badiou, Antonio Negri, and Gilles Deleuze.Hegel or Spinoza is a surgically precise interrogation of the points of misreading of Spinoza by Hegel Pierre Macherey exHegel or Spinoza is the first English language translation of the modern classic Hegel ou Spinoza Published in French in 1979, it has been widely influential, particularly in the work of the philosophers Alain Badiou, Antonio Negri, and Gilles Deleuze.Hegel or Spinoza is a surgically precise interrogation of the points of misreading of Spinoza by Hegel Pierre Macherey explains the necessity of Hegel s misreading in the kernel of thought that is indigestible for Hegel, which makes the Spinozist system move in a way that Hegel cannot grasp In doing so, Macherey exposes the limited and situated truth of Hegel s perspective which reveals about Hegel himself than about his object of analysis Against Hegel s characterization of Spinoza s work as immobile, Macherey offers a lively alternative that upsets the accepted historical progression of philosophical knowledge He finds in Spinoza an immanent philosophy that is not subordinated to the guarantee of an a priori truth.Not simply authorizing a particular reading a good Spinoza against a bad Hegel Hegel or Spinoza initiates an encounter that produces a new understanding, a common truth that emerges in the interval that separates the two.

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Hegel or Spinoza

  1. Pierre Macherey is a French Marxist literary critic at the University of Lille Nord de France A former student of Louis Althusser and collaborator on the influential volume Reading Capital, Macherey is a central figure in the development of French post structuralism and Marxism His work is influential in literary theory and Continental philosophy in Europe including Britain though it is generally little read in the United States.

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  1. Hegel Or SpinozaThe philosophy of Spinoza has been receiving a great deal of attention recently, both in Europe and the United States In reading some of the recent literature on Spinoza, I found frequent reference to Pierre Macherey s book, Hegel or Spinoza , first published in French in 1977 Upon learning that the book had been translated into English in 2011, I wanted to read it Susan Ruddick, associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto, did the translation and also wrote an [...]


  2. Macherey demonstrates why Hegel was unable to read Spinoza correctly, why he was forced by his own understanding of the dialectics and the subject to misread Spinoza As Macherey puts it, Spinoza refutes the Hegelian dialectic, and so to understand him aright would have disabled Hegel s project This extended discussion of a case of misreading is very useful, enabling us me, at least to better understand both Hegel and Spinoza.The book remains at a level of abstraction which can sometimes be frust [...]


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