Twenty-three of the most important writings by contemporary continental thinkers on the work of Hegel.
Contemporary continental philosophy stands in the wake of the work of G. W. F. Hegel (1770–1831). This invaluable collection is the first to gather the most important works on Hegel from the following luminaries of contemporary continental thought: Adorno, Agamben, Althusser, Bataille, Blanchot, Butler, Deleuze, Derrida, Fanon, Gadamer, Hyppolite, Irigaray, Kojève, Kristeva, Lacan, Levinas, Lukács, Merleau-Ponty, Nancy, Sallis, Sartre, Wahl, and Zðizûek. The writings cover significant movements within continental philosophy, including phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, critical theory, feminism, literary criticism, and deconstruction. These thought-provoking analyses provide support for Merleau-Ponty's observation: "All of the great philosophical ideas of the past century—the philosophies of Marx and Nietzsche, phenomenology, German existentialism, and psychoanalysis—had their beginnings in Hegel. "
Dennis King Keenan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University and the author of Death and Responsibility: The "Work" of Levinas, also published by SUNY Press.