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Hegel and Resistance: History, Politics and Dialectics

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2018.09.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rebecca Comay and Bart Zantvoort (eds.), Hegel and Resistance: History, Politics and Dialectics, Bloomsbury, 2018, 205pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350003644. Reviewed by Stephen Houlgate, University of Warwick Bart Zantvoort begins his introduction to this collection by reminding us that "the history of modern philosophy can be read as a history of resistance to Hegel." (p. 1). Such resistance is encountered in the founders of the analytical tradition, Moore and Russell, as well as in the "post-metaphysical and anti-totality critiques running from Heidegger to Levinas, Derrida and Deleuze". As Zantvoort recognizes, however, much of this resistance is based on an "overly simplistic" interpretation of Hegel as a totalizing thinker who absorbs whatever appears to be other than reason into reason itself (p. 2). The refreshing aim of this collection is to consider a different issue: the place of resistance in. . .

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