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Cole aims to present a "different Hegel," one whose famous dialectic of the master and the slave is "a materialist critique of feudalism so rigorous and perceptive, so illustrative of the dynamics of identity/difference, as to be the signal instance of what makes theory 'critical' in the first place.
Here he establishes an affinity between dialectics and literature by providing examples of Hegel's reliance on the Middle Ages "as a repository of genres through which to rethink and critique the modern" (108).
The selection that Parmenides made out of the two terms--Being and Non-Being--has deeply marked Western thought, which is manifest not only in Hegelian dialectics but even in Hamlet's way of thinking.
Therefore the author of Negative Dialectics introduces in his philosophy the moment of grounding in the manifestation of the most individual and irreducible experience--the experience of pain.
Throughout this article, in addition to discussing Negative Dialectics and Aesthetic Theory, I shall address Adorno's essay "Trying to Understand Endgame.
Both Derrida and Bataille will focus their critique of Hegel on the economic structure of his dialectics.
Many of the contradictions in this sympathetic reconstruction of the role of dialectics in Zizek's work are apparent precisely because Vighi has set the terms of the argument so clearly, and he then makes it possible for the reader to register the importance of fruitful conceptual connections (and one or two worrying elisions) and mark their own critical distance from the text.
The rendering of dialectics offered by Marx and Engels, encapsulated in the opening quotation, alerts us to the interrelation of agency with structure, structure with agency, rather than an either/or duality that some approaches within the contemporary social sciences presuppose.
Dialectics takes on a new dimension as a heuristic, but not simply as a device; rather, Boyer makes a convincing case for its having a vital existence, which, in turn, continues to shape our own in ways both formative and unsettling.
While this is helpful for literal translations, Jennifer Andrews confirms the notions of cultural dialectics and dialogics that can be found through code-switching.
It is fine to claim that "labour is in and against capital;" but at the level of systematic dialectics, we cannot give the "against" any specific content, precisely because at this level the labour market, periodic crises, etc.
With Ficino indeed the dialogue became the definitive key to Plato's ontology and dialectics alike, and its role in the history of Renaissance thought has hardly been acknowledged, let alone received its due.