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Death and Desire in Hegel, Heidegger and Deleuze$
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Brent Adkins

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748627967

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627967.001.0001

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To Hold Fast What is Dead

To Hold Fast What is Dead

Chapter:
(p.106) 6 To Hold Fast What is Dead
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Death and Desire in Hegel, Heidegger and Deleuze
Author(s):

Brent Adkins

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627967.003.0007

This chapter offers an interpretation of Gottfried Wilhelm Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit as a history of death, and as a history of death's transformation, discussing Hegel's view that death can not only have history, it must have a history. It explains that the final stages in spirit's mastery over death are found in the revealed religion and absolute knowing sections of the Phenomenology of Spirit.

Keywords:   Phenomenology of Spirit, history of death, Gottfried Wilhelm Hegel, spirit, revealed religion, absolute knowing

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