Hegel and the Primacy of Politics

Hegel and the Primacy of Politics - Diego Fusaro

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

by Diego Fusaro

Translated by Steven Cenci
214 pages / September 2018 / 9781912142217

Price: £36


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.

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  • 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