The Concept, Time, and Discourse

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This is a first-time, meticulous translation of Kojève’s late, unfinished magnum opus, the “updating” of the Hegelian System of Knowledge, meaning its modification so as to make it comprehensible to the author himself and to his contemporaries. It is, however, much more than an exposition of its central terms, The Concept and Time and their identity. It is an acute, original review of the major themes of the West’s philosophical tradition; it is, in fact, a philosophical education in itself. Robert Williamson has...

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Overview

This is a first-time, meticulous translation of Kojève’s late, unfinished magnum opus, the “updating” of the Hegelian System of Knowledge, meaning its modification so as to make it comprehensible to the author himself and to his contemporaries. It is, however, much more than an exposition of its central terms, The Concept and Time and their identity. It is an acute, original review of the major themes of the West’s philosophical tradition; it is, in fact, a philosophical education in itself. Robert Williamson has done this tradition a great service by making Kojève’s work accessible to Americans. – Eva Brann, Dean Emerita and Senior Faculty, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland

We now recognize Alexandre Kojève as one of the central figures of 20th century European philosophy. A translation of his The Concept, Time, and Discourse will enable English speaking readers to have a fuller understanding of his remarkably ambitious intellectual project. – Michael S. Roth, President, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587311543
  • Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2015
  • Pages: 336

Table of Contents

Preface                                                                                                                                             
Attempt at an Updating of the Hegelian System of Knowledge                                           
 
INTRODUCTION TO THE SYSTEM OF KNOWLEDGE: THE CONCEPT AND TIME
 
 
FIRST INTRODUCTION TO THE SYSTEM OF KNOWLEDGE: PSYCHOLOGICAL INTRODUCTION OF THE CONCEPT (after Aristotle) 
1. The Concept and Notions
2. Notions and Things in the Extended-duration of Empirical-Existence
     a. The General and the Particular 
          a. The Particularity of Notions
          b. The Generality of Things
          g. The Perception of the Particular and the General
          d. Generality and Particularity of Notions and Things
     b. The Abstract and the Concrete 
          a. The Concrete Character of Notions 
          b. The Abstract Character of Things
          g. The Perception of the Concrete and the Abstract
          d. The Abstract and Concrete Character of Notions and Things
     c. Generalizing Abstraction and the Detachment of the hic et nunc
          a. The Difference of Notions and Things
          b. The Detachment from the hic et nunc
          g. Generalizing Abstraction 
3. Notions, the Concept, and Time 
     a. Notions and the Concept
     b. The Concept and Time 
 
 SECOND INTRODUCTION TO THE SYSTEM OF KNOWLEDGE:
     LOGICAL INTRODUCTION OF TIME (after Plato) 
1. Being as Such and the Being-of-which-one-speaks (Given-Being)
2. Given-Being and Time
     a. Being-One and Eternity (after Parmenides)
     b. Being-Two and the Eternal (after Plato)
     c. Being-Three (the Tri-nity) and Spatio-temporality (after Hegel)                         
3. Time and the Concept 
Index

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