Hegel and the Primacy of Politics: Taming the Wild Beast of the Market

Hegel and the Primacy of Politics: Taming the Wild Beast of the Market

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Overview

Among the many thinkers belonging to the modern tradition, Hegel is the most incompatible with today’s post-1989 absolute capitalism. His thematisation of historicity in the time of the end of history, his conception of communitarian subjectivity in the time of individualistic anomie, and, furthermore, his valorisation of the ethical State with the primacy of the political in the age of the deregulated market, prove to be prolifically irreconcilable with today’s liberalist order.

Diego Fusaro’s book sets out to examine some of the main theoretical points in Hegel’s work so as to bring them face to face with today’s spiritual animal kingdom of global economic fanaticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912142217
Publisher: Whitelocke Publications
Publication date: 09/05/2018
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Diego Fusaro (Turin, Italy, 1983) teaches History of Philosophy at the Institute for Higher Strategic and Political Studies, Milan, Italy. He studies the philosophy of history and the structures of historical temporality, particularly focusing on Fichte, Hegel, Marx and the German 'history of concepts'. He writes for the Italian newspapers La Stampa and Il Fatto Quotidiano and makes frequent appearances on Italian TV, sharing his political analyses with the general public. Whereas Enrico Galavotti, in his Esegeti di Marx (2015), describes Diego Fusaro as 'the rising star of contemporary Italian Marxist philosophy', Fusaro defines himself as an 'independent disciple of Hegel and Marx'.

Table of Contents

Welcome back Hegel! The dialectical relation between ontology and temporality

Hegel, the bourgeois anticapitalist

Fury of the vanishing. The annihilation of bourgeois ethicality

Communitarian ethicality and acquisitive individualism

Hegel and the primacy of ethical life

The family as the original ethical community

More on the ethical roots of civil society

Servant and master. The struggle for recognition

Without recognition. The return of the plebeian class

Bibliography

Index

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