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Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Poststructuralists

Simon Lumsden


Poststructuralists hold Hegel responsible for giving rise to many of modern philosophy’s problematic concepts-the authority of reason, self-consciousness, the knowing subject. Yet, according to this book, this animosity is rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding of Hegel’s thought, and resolving this tension can not only heal the rift between poststructuralism and German idealism but also point these traditions in exciting new directions. Revisiting the philosopher’s key texts, the book calls attention to Hegel’s reformulation of liberal and Cartesian conceptions of subjectivity, identifying ... More

Keywords: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, self-consciousness, poststructuralism, German idealism, subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231168229
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168229.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Lumsden, author
University of New South Wales