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A New German Idealism: Hegel, Žižek, and Dialectical Materialism

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2018.08.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adrian Johnston, A New German Idealism: Hegel, Žižek, and Dialectical Materialism, Columbia University Press, 2018, 376pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231183949. Reviewed by Robert B. Pippin, University of Chicago The current book by Adrian Johnston continues his extensive engagement with the work of Slavoj Žižek, and so with the question of a proper statement of a contemporary "dialectical materialism," an issue that for both of them hangs on a proper reading of Hegel's theoretical work. Johnston's book Žižek's Ontology (2008) dealt with Žižek's work up until The Parallax View (2006). His Badious, Žižek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change (2009) deals with Žižek up until In Defense of Lost Causes (2008). The current volume deals predominantly with two works; a work Johnston often refers to as Žižek's chef d'ouevre or masterpiece, Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical. . .

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