Hegel's Ontology and the Theory of Historicity (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

By Herbert Marcuse

This used to be Herbert Marcuse's first booklet on Hegel, written within the early Thirties whilst he was once lower than the robust effect of Martin Heidegger. It presents a nonetheless unequaled Heideggerian interpreting of Hegel's notion that seeks the defining features of "historicity" - what it ability to assert old occasion occurs. those principles have been foundational for Marcuse; they show a practice often called "phenomenological Marxism," consequently represented via Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty and by means of a few contributors of the Praxis workforce in Yugoslavia.

The e-book is in components. the 1st analyzes Hegel's good judgment with the intention to establish its ontological challenging or conception of being; through targeting Hegel's Early Theological Writings and the Phenomenology of Spirit, the second one half argues that the concept that of existence in its historicity used to be in reality the unique starting place of Hegelian ontology. sincerely it is a "purer" type of philosophizing than Marcuse used to be to pursue after he joined the Institut für Sozialforschung, came upon Freud, and distanced himself from Heidegger's philosophy. yet there's a convinced connection among his research of historicity during this very important early paintings and his later makes an attempt to appreciate the underlying dynamic of up to date heritage and society in such books as One-Dimensional guy and Eros and Civilization.

Hegel's Ontology and the idea of Historicity is incorporated within the sequence reviews in modern German Social notion, edited by way of Thomas McCarthy,

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