Hegel, Literature, and the Problem of Agency Allen Speight

ISBN: 9780521796347

Published: February 5th 2001

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168 pages


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Hegel, Literature, and the Problem of Agency  by  Allen Speight

Hegel, Literature, and the Problem of Agency by Allen Speight
February 5th 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 168 pages | ISBN: 9780521796347 | 10.15 Mb

Allen Speight argues that behind Hegels extraordinary appeal to literature in the Phenomenology of Spirit lies a philosophical project concerned with understanding human agency in the modern world. It shows that Hegel looked to three literaryMoreAllen Speight argues that behind Hegels extraordinary appeal to literature in the Phenomenology of Spirit lies a philosophical project concerned with understanding human agency in the modern world.

It shows that Hegel looked to three literary genres--tragedy, comedy, and the romantic novel--as offering privileged access to three moments of human agency: retrospectivity, theatricality, and forgiveness. Taking full account of the authors that Hegel himself refers to (Sophocles, Diderot, Schlegel, Jacobi), Allen Speight has written a book with a broad appeal to both philosophers and literary theorists.



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