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German Idealism and its Aftermath: Philosophical and Poetic Reactions with Michael Pelias

Center for Critical Thought (CCT) and the INSTITUTE for the RADICAL IMAGINATION (IRI)

Marx, Hegel, Nietzsche

(6:30 – 8:30pm): a ten week course start­ing Octo­ber 15th, 2019 — $15 per ses­sion or $150 for all ten sessions.

Giv­en the mul­ti­ple Left, Lib­er­al and Neo-con­ser­v­a­tive inter­pre­ta­tions of Ger­man ide­al­ism in terms of the end(s) of his­to­ry and or its new begin­ning, we will inter­pret the world his­tor­i­cal spir­it (1) in the light of the enlight­en­ment (2) through a close read­ing of Hegel’s Phe­nom­e­nol­o­gy engage the con­tem­po­rary world and its mul­ti­ple vari­a­tions. By think­ing through the after­math of the clo­sure of West­ern philo­soph­i­cal thought and its mean­ing for the neo-lib­er­al epoch, we will encounter some of the poet­ic respons­es to this clo­sure and the attempts made philo­soph­i­cal­ly to reori­ent thought. Authors read will include Kant, Hegel, Mal­larme, and Rim­baud among others.


James Bald­win High School
Room 317
351 West 18th St
New York, NY 10011 


Kant, Immanuel. “What is Enlight­en­ment?” (pg. 54–60)

*Please read Kan­t’s short piece on defin­ing the Enlight­en­ment for the first class

Hegel, G.W. F. Phe­nom­e­nol­o­gy of Spir­it trans, by A.V. Miller. Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Press

Schelling, F.W.J. Philo­soph­i­cal Inves­ti­ga­tions into the Essence of Human Freedom

**There will some hand­outs giv­en in class as well includ­ing Marx’s cri­tique of Hegel’s dialectic

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