Infinite Phenomenology: The Lessons of Hegel's Science of Experience

2016.06.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Russon, Infinite Phenomenology: The Lessons of Hegel's Science of Experience, Northwestern University Press, 2016, 392pp.,
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2016.06.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Russon, Infinite Phenomenology: The Lessons of Hegel's Science of Experience, Northwestern University Press, 2016, 392pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780810131910. Reviewed by Michael Vater, Marquette University John Russon offers a second volume on Hegel’s Phenomenology that emphasizes not the historical text but the pedagogy one might draw from serious consideration of Hegel’s description of the individual, social, and institutional structures of self-consciousness. It is particularly welcome, in this time where circumstances seem to exacerbate differences among cultures, classes, ethnicities, political arrangements and religions  Its logical lessons on the differences between the infinite and the finite, and the particular and the universal point to solutions that involve not totalitarian flight to abstract (or imposed) universals, religious or political, but a patient abiding with difference. . .

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