Tuesday, February 14, 2012

William Koch reads Zizek's "Hegel versus Heidegger".
It seems right that Hegel needs to be rethought and made more fully applicable to our historical moment, but this rethinking need not masquerade as a claim that Hegel really meant to speak (or indeed did speak) other than he did. Students of Marx have done very well to admit that Marx's thought faced certain failures and needs to be rethought and reformulated. Students of Heidegger should do the same. We need not cover up or deny inconsistencies or deny that we are continuing, rather than simply explaining, the work of the thinkers we engage with.
Of course you would quote me at my most seemingly self-righteous and editorial. But, as always, thank you very much for sharing my work.
I like those moves to praxis. Many blogs "have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it".
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