The Highway of Despair

Critical Theory After Hegel

Serie: New Directions in Critical Theory 41

Hegel's "highway of despair," introduced in his Phenomenology of Spirit, represents the tortured path traveled by "natural consciousness" on its way to freedom. This book follows Theodor Adorno, Georges Bataille, and Frantz Fanon as they each read, resist, and reconfigure a strand of Hegelian thought. Les mer
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Hegel's "highway of despair," introduced in his Phenomenology of Spirit, represents the tortured path traveled by "natural consciousness" on its way to freedom. This book follows Theodor Adorno, Georges Bataille, and Frantz Fanon as they each read, resist, and reconfigure a strand of Hegelian thought. These thinkers struggle to revalue critical philosophy and recast Left Hegelianism within the contexts of genocidal racism, world war, and colonial domination. Embracing what Marx called the "ruthless critique of everything existing," Marasco affirms the contemporary value of radical critical theory.

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Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1. Dialectics and Despair 1. Hegel, the Wound 2. Kierkegaard's Diagnostics Part 2. Dialectical Remains 3. Theodor W. Adorno: Aporetics 4. Georges Bataille: Aleatory Dialectics 5. Frantz Fanon: Critique, with Knives Concluding Postscript Notes Index

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Robyn Marasco is associate professor of political science at Hunter College. Her areas of specialization include critical theory, feminist theory, and the modern history of political thought. Her articles have appeared in Contemporary Political Theory, differences, Philosophy and Social Criticism, and Theory and Event.