"I that is We, We that is I", an international group of philosophers explore the many facets of Hegel’s formula which expresses the recognitive and social structures of human life. The book offers a guiding thread for the reconstruction of crucial motifs of contemporary thought such as the socio-ontological paradigm; the action-theoretical model in moral and social philosophy; the question of naturalism; and the reassessment of the relevance of work and power for our understanding of human life. This collection addresses the shortcomings of Kantian and constructivist normative approaches to social practices and practical rationality it involves. It sheds new light on Hegel’s take on metaphysics and puts into question some presuppositions of the post-metaphysical interpretative paradigm.
Italo Testa, Ph.D. (2002), Venice Ca’ Foscari University, is Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Parma University. He has published monographs and articles on Hegel, critical theory, pragmatism, social ontology, argumentation theory, including
La natura del riconoscimento (Mimesis, 2010).
Luigi Ruggiu is Professor Emeritus of History of Philosophy at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. He has published books and articles on Parmenides, Aristotle, the philosophy of economics, and Hegel, including
Lo spirito è tempo. Saggi su Hegel (Mimesis, 2013).
Table of contents
List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
1. Hegelian Resources for Contemporary Thought. Introductory Essay,
Italo Testa PART 1: HEGELIAN SOCIAL ONTOLOGY
2. Hegel on Social Ontology and the Possibility of Pathology,
Fred Neuhouser 3. Ethical Perfectionism in Social Ontology—A Hegelian Alternative,
Heikki Ikäheimo 4. Towards an Institutional Theory of Rights,
Jean-François Kervégan 5. Reason and Social Ontology,
Luigi Ruggiu PART 2: SOCIAL ACTION, ETHICAL LIFE, AND THE CRITIQUE OF CONSTRUCTIVISM
6. Does Hegelian Ethics Rest on a Mistake?,
Robert Stern 7. Hegelian Constructivism in Ethical Theory?,
Arto Laitinen 8. Hegel’s Theory of Action: Between Conviction and Recognition,
Francesca Menegoni 9. The Normativity of Ethical Life,
Axel Honneth 10. Freedom and Nature. The Point of View of a Theory of Recognition,
Lucio Cortella PART 3: NATURALISM, WORK, AND POWER
11. Nature, Subjectivity and Freedom. Moving from Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature,
Luca Illetterati 12. Social Self and Work in The Phenomenology of Spirit,
Emmanuel Renault 13. The Form of Labor: Individuation and Socialization,
Paolo Vinci 14. Attractors of Recognition. Recognitive Power and Social Power,
Italo Testa PART 4: THE LOGIC OF SUBJECTIVITY AND INTERSUBJECTIVITY
15. Hegel on Recognition. Self-Consciousness, Individuality and Intersubjectivity,
Alfredo Ferrarin 16. "I that is We and We that is I". The Phenomenological Significance and the Logical Foundation of Intersubjectivity in Hegel,
Franco Chiereghin 17. The Community of the Self,
Leonardo Samonà 18. The Political Surplus Value of Subjectivity in Hegel,
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