Verso, May 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Good. Item #271373
A thousand-page resurrection of Hegel, from the bestselling philosopher and critic who has been hailed as "one of the world's best-known public intellectuals" (New York Review of Books)
For the last two centuries, Western philosophy has developed in the shadow of Hegel, an influence each new thinker struggles to escape. As a consequence, Hegel's absolute idealism has become the bogeyman of philosophy, obscuring the fact that he is the defining philosopher of the historical transition to modernity, a period with which our own times share startling similarities. 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 Zizek 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 Zizek 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.
First/first in edgeworn dustjacket with one-inch closed tears at bottom edge of front and rear DJ panels. Flap is not clipped. Black paper covered boards with silver foil stamped lettering along spine. Sound binding. Some tan staining smudges upon fore-edge.[1038 pages.]