To Hold Fast What is Dead

Brent Adkins

in Death and Desire in Hegel, Heidegger and Deleuze

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748627967
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652419 | DOI:
To Hold Fast What is Dead

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This chapter offers an interpretation of Gottfried Wilhelm Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit as a history of death, and as a history of death's transformation, discussing Hegel's view that death can not only have history, it must have a history. It explains that the final stages in spirit's mastery over death are found in the revealed religion and absolute knowing sections of the Phenomenology of Spirit.

Keywords: Phenomenology of Spirit; history of death; Gottfried Wilhelm Hegel; spirit; revealed religion; absolute knowing

Chapter.  7353 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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