Less Than Nothing
Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism
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Today, as global capitalism comes apart at the seams, we are entering a new period of transition. In Less Than Nothing, the product of a career-long focus on the part of its author, Slavoj iek argues it is imperative we not simply return to Hegel but that we repeat and exceed his triumphs, overcoming his limitations by being even more Hegelian than the master himself. Such an approach not only enables iek to diagnose our present condition, but also to engage in a critical dialogue with key strands of contemporary thought—Heidegger, Badiou, speculative realism, quantum physics, and cognitive sciences. Modernity will begin and end with Hegel.
Praise For Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism…
“A serious attempt to reanimate or re-actualize Hegel.”—Robert Pippin, author of Hegel’s Idealism
“A gifted speaker––tumultuous, emphatic, direct––and he writes
as he speaks.” —Jonathan Ree, Guardian
“The Hegel that iek loves is much like iek himself: a relentless iconoclast,
a restless wordsmith, an inventive thinker with a hatred of received wisdom,
an underminer of conventionally acknowledged truths. iek’s Hegel is a kind
of cosmic prankster.”—Bookforum
"A lucid rendering of modern society’s debt to Hegel."—Publisher’s Weekly
"The publication of Less Than Nothing is a major event in contemporary philosophy."—Hey, Small Press
Verso, 9781844678976, 1056pp.
Publication Date: May 22, 2012