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Romantic bureaucracy

Alexander Kojève’s post-historical wisdom

by / RP 196 (Mar/Apr 2016) / Dossier, Romantic Transdisciplinarity 1

Alexandre Kojève became famous primarily for his discourse on the end of history and the post-historical condition – the discourse that he developed in his seminar on Hegel’s Phenomenology of the Spirit at the École des Hautes Études in Paris between 1933 and 1939. This seminar was regularly attended by leading figures of French intellectual …

Subjectivity as medium of the media

Dossier: What is German Media Philosophy?

by / RP 169 (Sep/Oct 2011) / Article, Dossier, What is German Media Philosophy?

Contemporary, let us say ‘post-modern’, discourses on media, communication, information and so on are functioning in our society in at least two different – if interconnected – ways.* First, they describe scientifically the functioning of contemporary media and their growing role in our society. But the development of media theory during recent decades was, in …

The politics of equal aesthetic rights

Dossier: Spheres of action - Art and politics

by / RP 137 (May/Jun 2006) / Article, Dossier, Spheres of action - Art and politics

Art and politics are connected in one fundamental respect: both are realms in which a struggle for recognition is being waged. As defined by Alexandre Kojève in his commentary on Hegel, this struggle for recognition surpasses the usual struggle for the distribution of material goods, which in modernity is generally regulated by market forces. What …