‘French Hegel: From Surrealism to Postmodernism’ by Bruce Baugh

First published by Routledge in 2003. Download link updated on 19th January 2022.

(.epub & .pdf)

Considers the impact of Hegel on French philosophy from the 1920s to the present.


Introduction: French Hegel and the Unhappy Consciousness
1. The Anthropological Turn
2. Pan-Tragicism
3. The Existential Protest: Wahl and Fondane
4. The Uses of Negativity: Breton and Lefebvre
5. Bataille: Negativity Unemployed
6. The Unhappy Consciousness in Sartre’s Philosophy
7. The Persistence of the Unhappy Consciousness: Derrida
8. Beyond Hegel? Deleuze, Foucault, and the New Empiricism
Conclusion: The Career of the Unhappy Consciousness in France

Bruce Baugh is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University College of Cariboo.

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