Hegel or Spinozafirst appeared in after an eight-year near-hiatus in. Macherey’s work. As Warren Montag argues, it marked a divergence. Macherey’s work enters this debate by attempting to save Marxism from this apparent historical refutation. The promise of Hegel or Spinoza. Hegel or Spinoza is the first English-language translation of the modern classic Hegel ou Spinoza. Pierre Macherey provides a surgically precise interrogation o.

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Contact Contact Us Help. Indeed, Macherey’s meticulous undoing of Hegel’s reading of Spinoza, in order to expose a deeper connection between the two philosophies, nicely accentuates some of the machfrey framing recent discussions within contemporary continental political philosophy, where the perceived merits, and precise political utility, of Hegel and Spinoza’s philosophy continue to be debated.

But the book is clearly much more than a pitting of Spinoza against Hegel: Duffy, Simon The logic of expression: Hegel or Spinoza The book also carefully derives some of the Althusserian arguments for understanding history as a ‘process without a subject or goal’ and concludes with a speculative discussion about ir theoretical contours of a materialist dialectic also pursued by Althusser, in For Marx.

It provides a rigorous metaphysical complement to what many of us involved in social struggles could only grasp intuitively. That this text has been reissued now, in Machefey Ruddick’s excellent translation and introduction, indicates that this question is as timely today as it was in the ‘s and ‘s.

So the book brings Spinoza into our present in a very productive way — for me it helps keep open and lively new ways of thinking and constituting the political and political subjects and subjectivities, ways of thinking that I fear are elsewhere being closed down in appeals to a return to orthodoxy. Henry Southgate – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 3: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a spnoza part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.


Hegel might have thought that Spinoza was not dialectical enough, Macherey speculates, but what if, in practice, his thought was too jegel Science Logic and Mathematics. Rethinking Structure and Conjuncture in Althusser. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through mscherey with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

And Macherey forces you to choose which side you are on. Hegel or Spinoza discussion. A Dialectics of Encounter pp.

Many of these interventions began in the ‘Groupe Spinoza’ set up by Althusser inand whose membership included Badiou and Macherey.

He finds in Spinoza an immanent philosophy that is not subordinated to the guarantee of an a priori truth.

Hegel or Spinoza

Bruno Bosteels – – Historical Materialism 22 2: The first English-language translation of a classic work of French philosophy. Samuel Newlands – – Philosophy Compass 6 2: New readers of this translation of Macherey’s text may find in it many reiterations of contemporary discussions and, perhapsa way to revisit, from a ‘new’ angle, some of the themes and concepts presented there.

Univ of Minnesota Press Indeed, Macherey positions Hegel and Spinoza in close proximity here, since neither configures a logic of the subject. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. First chapter available from Society and Space.

For the ‘Groupe Spinoza’ in the ‘s, not only was Spinoza’s philosophy viewed as a necessary mavherey to clarify Marx’s relation to Hegel Althusser,hegrl, but Hegel’s own relation to Spinoza was also deemed worthy of close analysis for its own contribution to Marxist theory.

Hegel or Spinoza — University of Minnesota Press

Hegel views Spinoza’s measured and purely rational usage of negation as eliciting a too formal, and restrictive meaning, being associated solely with those finite modes, which have a determined existence and can, therefore, contain contradiction or differencebut not with substance itself, which remains resolutely positive and expansive p.


Spinoza and German Idealism Ed. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews on Hegel or Spinoza ” Pierre Macherey’s French text likewise had important theoretical effects upon the philosophical scene in France when it was originally published in Indeed, it is this emptying out of negativity that leaves Spinoza’s substance lifeless and detached from the experience, and knowledge, of the lively world of being.

It solidified, in many respects, a sense of the over-riding concerns of French structuralism, in general, and of post Marxist thought, in particular. Pierre Macherey, Hegel Ou Spinoza. Hegel or Spinoza is, therefore, a rich, engaging, and carefully constructed philosophical work that offers its readers nuanced readings of Spinoza and Hegel.

Omnis Determinatio est Negatio. But this key, highly influential discussion pervades the broader arguments of the book too, particularly chapter 4 ‘ Omnis Determinatio Est Negatio’. Spinoza’s eternity is ‘the absence of end’ and it thus ‘refutes a teleological interpretation of the act’ p. Hegel or Spinoza is a surgically precise interrogation of the points of misreading of Spinoza by Hegel.

Pierre Macherey, Hegel or Spinoza – PhilPapers

Warren Montag, author of Bodies, Masses, Power: The Problem of Attributes pp. Hasana Sharp – – University of Chicago Press. Going forward I am focusing on what it means to understand ourselves as more-than-human: Published April 1,