The dark side of Hegel’s theory of modernity: race and the other
Na, Jong Seok
This paper purports to identify the nature of Hegel’s theory of race. Especially, the author will examine whether Hegel’s theory of race in particular, his philosophy of spirit in general, provides the justification of a colonial racism or a cultural racism. While Hegel’s theory undoubtedly contained racist elements, still unanswered is whether racism is inherently at odds with the basic principles of his philosophy of spirit. To be examined critically is the suggestion that racism is fundamentally incompatible with the basic principles of Hegel’s philosophy of spirit, notwithstanding its undeniably racist elements. The paper aims to provide clarification in this question by showing that Hegel’s racism is not an accidental or ancillary byproduct of his speculative philosophy of spirit and world history.
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Jong Seok Na, "The dark side of Hegel’s theory of modernity: race and the other", in "Esercizi Filosofici 14", 2019, pp. 49-71
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