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

2014.11.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simon Lumsden, Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Post-Structuralists, Columbia
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2014.11.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simon Lumsden, Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Post-Structuralists, Columbia University Press, 2014, 265pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231168229. Reviewed by Henry Somers-Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London Simon Lumsden's is an ambitious book that attempts to develop a new dialogue between Hegel and the post-structuralists, here represented by Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze. Lumsden sets out his aims in the introduction, which are to show that the poststructuralists have misinterpreted the nature of Hegel's philosophy, and in doing so, have failed both to develop effective criticisms of Hegel's thought, and to recognise affinities between their projects. After an opening chapter on Heidegger, Lumsden uses Fichte's critique of Kant to develop his reading of Hegel, before in the final three chapters returning to Heidegger and introducing the two. . .

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