Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit [ Alexandre Kojève, Raymond Queneau, Allan Bloom, James H. Nichols] on. among contemporary left Hegelians none has been so influential as. Alexandre Kojeve, whose brilliant Introduction to the Reading of Hegel. ()’ is viewed as . Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit is a book about Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel by Alexandre Kojève.
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Therefore, the first period must be completed by a second, in which human existence will be determined by slavish existence. And the core of that work is the careful and scholarly study of Hegel.
But if by concept we mean the essential reality of the In-itself An-sich of the object, and by object, on the other hand, we understand the object [taken] as object, namely, as it is for another [i.
Hence it would be better to say: Iintroduction thought that the immiseration of workers under 19 th century capitalism would worsen as the pressure of market competition would lead to ever-more brutal extraction of surplus from workers’ labor, in attempt to offset the falling rate of profit.
But this possibility can never be discounted either. Now, to understand this, one must know what is the Wesen, the essential-reality, of Mastery and Slavery, what is the essence of the two principles which, in their interaction, are going to realize introductiln process being intrdouction.
Animal Desire— hunger, for example— and the action that flows from it, negate, destroy the natural given. Jun 26, Roy Lotz rated it it was ok Shelves: Koj eve’s book is a model of textual in- terpretation; the book is suffused with the awareness that it is of pressing concern to find out precisely what such a thinker meant, for he may well know much more than we do about the things that we need to know.
But, he is Master of the Slave only because he previously freed himself from Nature and from his own nature by risking his life in a fight for pure prestige, which — as such — is not at all “natural.
Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit
This transformation of the world that is hostile to a human project into a kojevee in harmony with this project is called “action,” “activity. It is the slave’s unwillingness to accept death, in contrast with the Master, that leads to their unequal relationship. And, at the same time, the two elements are necessary in a universal way.
Generally speaking, to understand Napoleon is to understand him in relation to the whole of anterior historical evolution, to understand the whole of universal history. Kojeve, of course, is quite well aware of this; he regarded his ‘philosophy’ as little more than propaganda for the Hegelian position. Jul 07, Alex Obrigewitsch rated it it was amazing.
The naive man, the vulgar scientist, even the pre-Hegelian philosopher — each in his way opposes himself to tk Real and deforms it by opposing, his own introductjon of action and methods of thought to it.
To the extent that this activity is activity of the other, each of the two men seeks the death of the other. The choice between these roads is free, and this choice determines the content of the speeches about the action and the meaning of the result.
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He merely destroys the products of the Slave’s work. His essential-reality [which is his recog- nized, human reality and dignity] manifests itself to him as an other-entity [or another man, who does not recognize him and is therefore independent of him]. Such materials include vegetable-based, low-VOC inks and acid-free papers that are recycled, totally chlorine-free, or partly composed of nonwood fibers.
This occurs through the labor of appropriating and transforming his material world in order to satisfy his own needs.
Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit by Alexandre Kojève
Man is what he is only to the extent that he becomes what he is; his true Being Sein is Becoming WerdenTime, History; and he becomes, he is History only in and by Action that negates the given, the Action of Fighting and of Work — of the Work that finally produces the table on which Hegel writes his Phenomenology, and of the Fight that is finally that Battle at Jena whose sounds he hearts while writing the Phenomenology.
Teach psychoanalysts how to be. But — for him — the thing is autonomous at the same time. And that is why reqding Master never succeeds in going beyond the freedom that is realized in himself and the insufficiency readinh that freedom.
Nature, transformed by ho Slave’s Work, serves the Master, without his needing to serve it in turn. For in the act of forming the thing, the negating-negativity proper of Consciousness — i. Then he goes on to say that this view was mistaken, he came to realize that posthistory was already here and that Americans!
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It is necessary to live in terms of terror. He did not want to bind himself to the Master’s condition, nor does he bind himself to his condition as a Slave. The latter is carried out by a Subject who pretends to be independent of the Object, and it is rhe to reveal the Object which exists independently of the Subject. Man, because he is Spirit, can and must consider himself worthy of everything that is most sublime.