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Antigone's Ghost: Undoing Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 March 2020

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This essay argues that Hegel's discussion of the family in “The Ethical Order” section of Phenomenology of Spirit undermines the entire project of that text. Hegel's project demands that every element of consciousness be conceptualizable, and yet, woman, an essential unconscious element of consciousness, is in principle unconceptualizable. The end of the essay attempts to relate Hegel's discussion of the family to contemporary discussions of family values.

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Copyright © 1996 by Hypatia, Inc.

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