The Anti-Romantic: Hegel Against Ironic Romanticism

2015.03.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey Reid, The Anti-Romantic: Hegel Against Ironic Romanticism, Bloomsbury, 2014, 196pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.03.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey Reid, The Anti-Romantic: Hegel Against Ironic Romanticism, Bloomsbury, 2014, 196pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472574817. Reviewed by Rocío Zambrana, University of Oregon Jeffrey Reid's excellent book provides a compelling account of Hegel's system of science. What makes it compelling is the strategy he pursues throughout the book. Reid takes Hegel's critique of ironic romanticism as a heuristic devise for specifying the status of Hegel's system. Reid does not offer a reconstruction of the system as a whole. Nor does he attempt to provide a comparison between Hegel and the Romantics (1). Reid discusses the three distinct types of romantic irony that Hegel identifies with Schlegel, Novalis, and Schleiermacher, and articulates Hegel's notions of system and objectivity in light of the specific threat that the three forms of ironic romanticism represent. These forms of romantic irony represent the three. . .

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