French Hegel: From Surrealism to Postmodernism / Edition 1

French Hegel: From Surrealism to Postmodernism / Edition 1

by Bruce Baugh, Baugh Bruce
     
 

This highly original history of ideas considers the impact of Hegel on French philosophy from the 1920s to the present. As Baugh's lucid narrative makes clear, Hegel's influence on French philosophy has been profound, and can be traced through all the major intellectual movements and thinkers in France throughout the 20th Century from Jean Wahl, Sartre, and Bataille… See more details below

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This highly original history of ideas considers the impact of Hegel on French philosophy from the 1920s to the present. As Baugh's lucid narrative makes clear, Hegel's influence on French philosophy has been profound, and can be traced through all the major intellectual movements and thinkers in France throughout the 20th Century from Jean Wahl, Sartre, and Bataille to Foucault, Deleuze, and Derrida. Baugh focuses on Hegel's idea of the "unhappy consciousness," and provides a bold new account of Hegel's early reception in French intellectual history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415965866
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/2003
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Baugh is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University College of Cariboo.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: French Hegel and the Unhappy Consciousness1
1The Anthropological Turn9
2Pan-Tragicism19
3The Existential Protest: Wahl and Fondane33
4The Uses of Negativity: Breton and Lefebvre53
5Bataille: Negativity Unemployed71
6The Unhappy Consciousness in Sarte's Philosophy93
7The Persistance of the Unhappy Cosciousness: Derrida119
8Beyond Hegel? Deleuze, Foucault, and the New Empiricism147
Conclusion: The Career of the Unhappy Consciousness in France175
Notes179
Selected Bibliography217
Index235

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