French Hegel: From Surrealism to Postmodernism / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415965866
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/7/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: French Hegel and the Unhappy Consciousness 1
1 The Anthropological Turn 9
2 Pan-Tragicism 19
3 The Existential Protest: Wahl and Fondane 33
4 The Uses of Negativity: Breton and Lefebvre 53
5 Bataille: Negativity Unemployed 71
6 The Unhappy Consciousness in Sarte's Philosophy 93
7 The Persistance of the Unhappy Cosciousness: Derrida 119
8 Beyond Hegel? Deleuze, Foucault, and the New Empiricism 147
Conclusion: The Career of the Unhappy Consciousness in France 175
Notes 179
Selected Bibliography 217
Index 235
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