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Hegel, literature, and the problem of agency [electronic resource] / Allen Speight.

By: Speight, Allen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Modern European philosophy: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (xii, 154 p.).ISBN: 0511018150 (electronic bk.); 9780511018152 (electronic bk.); 0521791847; 9780521791847; 0521796342 (pbk.); 9780521796347 (pbk.); 9780511612831 (electronic bk.); 0511612834 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831. Ph�anomenologie des Geistes | Literature -- Philosophy | Agent (Philosophy) | Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831. Ph�anomenologie des Geistes | Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Et la litt�erature | Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Et l'agent (Philosophie) | Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Morale | Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Et les actes humains | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern | Electronic books | Letterkunde | Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich | Die Ph�anomenologie des Geistes | Philosophische Anthropologie | Handlung | LiteraturGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hegel, literature, and the problem of agency.DDC classification: 193 Other classification: 17.90 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
"Hegel's novel": The Phenomenology of spirit and the problem of philosophical narrative -- Tragedy and retrospectivity: Hegel's Antigone -- Comedy and theatricality: desire, bildung, and the sociality of agents' self-knowledge -- Forgiveness and the romantic novel: contesting the beautiful soul -- From the Phenomenology to the philosophy of right: Hegel's concept of the will and the possibility of modern ethical life.
Review: "Allen Speight's contribution to the current debate on the work of Hegel argues that behind Hegel's extraordinary appeal to literature in the Phenomenology 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, or the fact that human action receives its full meaning only after the event; theatricality, or the fact that human action receives its full meaning only in a social context; and forgiveness, or the practice of reassessing human action in the light of its essentially interpretive nature." "Taking full account of the authors that Hegel himself refers to (Sophocles, Diderot, Schlegel, Jacobi), Allen Speight has written a book with appeal to both philosophers and literary theorists that positions Hegel as a central figure in both the continental and Anglo-American philosophical traditions."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-147) and index.

"Hegel's novel": The Phenomenology of spirit and the problem of philosophical narrative -- Tragedy and retrospectivity: Hegel's Antigone -- Comedy and theatricality: desire, bildung, and the sociality of agents' self-knowledge -- Forgiveness and the romantic novel: contesting the beautiful soul -- From the Phenomenology to the philosophy of right: Hegel's concept of the will and the possibility of modern ethical life.

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"Allen Speight's contribution to the current debate on the work of Hegel argues that behind Hegel's extraordinary appeal to literature in the Phenomenology 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, or the fact that human action receives its full meaning only after the event; theatricality, or the fact that human action receives its full meaning only in a social context; and forgiveness, or the practice of reassessing human action in the light of its essentially interpretive nature." "Taking full account of the authors that Hegel himself refers to (Sophocles, Diderot, Schlegel, Jacobi), Allen Speight has written a book with appeal to both philosophers and literary theorists that positions Hegel as a central figure in both the continental and Anglo-American philosophical traditions."--Jacket.

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