‘Genesis and Structure of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit’ by Jean Hyppolite

Published by Northwestern University Press in 1979.

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Jean Hyppolite produced the first French translation of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit. His major works–the translation, his commentary, and Logique et existence (1953)–coincided with an upsurge of interest in Hegel following World War II. Yet Hyppolite’s influence was as much due to his role as a teacher as it was to his translation or commentary: Foucault and Deleuze were introduced to Hegel in Hyppolite’s classes, and Derrida studied under him. More than fifty years after its original publication, Hyppolite’s analysis of Hegel continues to offer fresh insights to the reader.

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