Alexandre Kojève: Wisdom at the End of History (20th Century by James H. Nichols

By James H. Nichols

Nichols examines the most important writings of Alexandre Kojève, and clarifies the nature and brings to gentle the significance of his political philosophy. whereas emphasizing the political measurement of Kojève's inspiration, Nichols treats all his significant released writings and indicates how the remarkably diverse components of Kojève's highbrow recreation cross jointly. this is often a vital evaluate of Kojève which considers the works that preceded his flip to Hegel, seeks to articulate the nature of his Hegelianism, and displays intimately at the diversified meanings that the tip of background had in diverse sessions of his suggestion.

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22. 23. 24. 25. , 100. Carl Schmitt, Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty, trans. George Schwab (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1985), 14, 18-19. Immanuel Kant, Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, 1990); Critique of Pure Reason, trans. Norman Kemp Smith (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1965), Axi. , A704/B732. ,A751/B779. , A84/B116. , Kant's Transcendental Deductions (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989), 32. See also his claim: "The Critique is not just permeated by juridical metaphors and terminology.

50. , 11. 51. , 88. Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 HOMO KANTIUS 131 THE ECLIPSE OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "SUBJECTIVE POWER" AND "CAPACITY OF AFFECTABILITY" IN HEIDEGGER'S INTERPRETATION OF NIETZSCHE'S CONCEPT OF POWER Alain Beaulieu Heidegger's thesis is well-known: Nietzsche fulfills the destiny of metaphysics by reversing the Platonic relationship between essence and appearance. Nietzsche diminishes the value of the first in favor of the second. Nietzsche's thought corresponds to the last phase of the progressive forgetfulness of Being by exposing the ultimate possibility of metaphysics.

In his Ethics, Spinoza "fixed essence of metaphysics" is just one shows that potency {potentia) is the essence form—the least significant—of potency. In common to all living (material and spiritual) other words, Heidegger cut corners by associthings. According to the demonstration of ating potentia with potestas, or Macht to proposition ΧΠ in the third part οι Ethics, there Herrschsucht, and reduced the capacity of "SUBJECTIVE POWER" AND "CAPACITY OF AFFECTABILITY" 135 affectability to a vulgar power of domination.

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