The Residual Economy of Irony in Hegel’s Dialectic

  In charting the development of Hegel’s dialectic Schlegel’s irony appears as a dramatic interruption. If Fichte presents an embryonic Hegelianism, albeit one which is fundamentally restricted to the position of being for-itself unable to achieve the being in-and-for itself which will eventually emerge as Hegel’s precondition for self-consciousness, Schlegel’s irony occurs as a moment … More The Residual Economy of Irony in Hegel’s Dialectic

Hegel’s Mediator

In The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, Jurgen Habermas makes a crucial connection between modernity and romanticism. Modernity, he states “reveals its essence in romanticism.” The context for this comment is a discussion of modernity’s “consciousness of time.” Modernity seems to refer, in the sense of temps moderns or modern/new age, to a specific time. It is … More Hegel’s Mediator