Hegel: The Case For Contradiction with Todd McGowan


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In this episode, Craig, Will, Matt, and Adam are joined by University of Vermont Professor Todd McGowan to discuss Hegel's concept of contradiction as he lays it out in his book, Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution. Throughout the latter part of the 20th century, Hegel's philosophy came to bear the stigma of a totalizing system responsible for seeing an era of global atrocities. McGowan attempts to disabuse readers of this perception. Instead, he endeavors to demonstrate that Hegel's system of logic is, in fact, a system that opens itself up to new possibilities and forms of autonomous life in light of the emancipatory force of contradiction. Figures in the discussion include Marx, Freud, Kojeve, Žižek, Malabou, Comay, Foucault, Kant, Marx, Stirner, and many more.
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