Start your review of Hegel or Spinoza Write a review May 05, robin friedman rated it really liked it Hegel Or Spinoza The philosophy of Spinoza has been receiving a great deal of attention recently, both in Europe and the United States. Upon learning that the book had been translated into English in , I wanted to read it. Susan Ruddick, associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto, did the translation and also wrote Hegel Or Spinoza The philosophy of Spinoza has been receiving a great deal of attention recently, both in Europe and the United States. Susan Ruddick, associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto, did the translation and also wrote an important introduction to the volume. Pierre Macherey b.
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Translated by Susan M. Ruddick The first English-language translation of a classic work of French philosophy Hegel or Spinoza is the first English-language translation of the modern classic Hegel ou Spinoza. Pierre Macherey provides a surgically precise interrogation of the points of misreading of Spinoza by Hegel and initiates an encounter that produces a new understanding, a common truth that emerges in the interval that separates the two.
The alternative—Hegel or Spinoza—thus becomes a powerful and significant dividing line for politics and thought. And Macherey forces you to choose which side you are on.
Published in French in , it has been widely influential, particularly in the work of the philosophers Alain Badiou, Antonio Negri, and Gilles Deleuze. Hegel or Spinoza is a surgically precise interrogation of the points of misreading of Spinoza by Hegel. He finds in Spinoza an immanent philosophy that is not subordinated to the guarantee of an a priori truth. Susan M. Ruddick is associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto.
Hegel or Spinoza
Ruddick tr. It solidified, in many respects, a sense of the over-riding concerns of French structuralism, in general, and of post Marxist thought, in particular. In both cases, it is fair to say that Spinoza infiltrated their respective philosophical approaches and arguably had a lasting influence. It is precisely this task that Macherey sets himself in Hegel or Spinoza, although the tone of the work is largely philosophical rather than political. But the book is clearly much more than a pitting of Spinoza against Hegel: it is an exercise in the activity of philosophical thinking itself. Spinoza famously used the Latin term sive to indicate the systematic identity or equivalence between two things i. Deus, sive Natura.