The Resource Hegel, literature, and the problem of agency, Allen Speight

Hegel, literature, and the problem of agency, Allen Speight

Label
Hegel, literature, and the problem of agency
Title
Hegel, literature, and the problem of agency
Statement of responsibility
Allen Speight
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
193
Index
index present
LC call number
B2929
LC item number
.S62 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Modern European philosophy
Label
Hegel, literature, and the problem of agency, Allen Speight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-147) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm52493238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 154 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511612831
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21990943
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52493238
  • cbo0511018150

Library Locations

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