Hegel's Phenomenology of the Spirit: Problems and Interpretations


Alessandro Arienzo
University of Naples Federico II
Francesco Pisano
University of Naples Federico II
Simone Testa
University of Naples Federico II



Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press 

Series: School of Human and Social Sciences. Working Papers.

Pages: 245.

Language: Italian.

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn:nbn:it:unina-22571

Abstract: The volume collects essays dedicated to the Phenomenology of the spirit of G.W.F. Hegel and to some of its main interpretations. It gathers critical essays on the Hegelian masterpiece and studies on Hegel’s influences on authors such as Marx, Gentile, Heidegger, Kojève, Paci, Lacan and Brandom. These contributions investigate some categorical nodes that have marked ensuing ethical, theoretical, philosophical-political and later psychoanalytic reflections: dialectic, culture, negation, desire, body, phenomenon, recognition. Therefore, this collection does not intend to mark a specific interpretation of the Hegelian text. Rather, the authors share the effort to illustrate in actu exercito the possibilities given by these two extremes – the text and its interpretation – in which later philosophical culture has moved. Through this movement the Phenomenology of the spirit continues to produce Philosophy, intended as an opportunity and an instrument for the understanding of "one's own time with thought".

In addition to the editors, the volume hosts contributions from: Stefania Achella, Rossella Bonito Oliva, Alessio Calabrese, Teresa Caporale, Alessandro De Cesaris, Giuseppe Antonio Di Marco, Gianluca Garelli, Roberto Morani, Anna Pia Ruoppo.

Author Biographies

Alessandro Arienzo, University of Naples Federico II

Alessandro Arienzo is associate professor in History of Political Thought and Political Philosophy at the University ‘Federico II’ of Naples. He has published on modern and contemporary Machiavellianism, with a specific interest in Tudor and Stuart England, on democratic governance and contemporary reason of state theories. He is currently translating into Italian the pamphlets of the English parliamentarian Henry Parker and is writing a volume on seventeenth century English reason of state.

Francesco Pisano, University of Naples Federico II

Francesco Pisano graduated in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Naples “Federico II” with a dissertation on the crisis of the idea of a-priori knowledge in twentieth-century philosophical theories of experience. He also studied at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Freiburg im Breisgau at the local Husserl-Archiv. He has published on the relationship between phenomenology and materialism, and on the Italian reception of phenomenology. He also wrote about transcendental logic and phenomenological theory of knowledge.

Simone Testa, University of Naples Federico II

Simone Testa graduated in Philosophy at the University of Naples “Federico II” with a dissertation on “Il giovane Leibniz. Tra logica e metafisica” (“The young Leibniz between logic and metaphysics”).  He was an Erasmus student at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and he wrote about literary theory, with a particular interest in Proust’s Recherche. He is currently investigating the relationship between metaphysics and the science of life in Leibniz’s thought.

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