Hegel, love and forgiveness: positive recognition in German idealism

Liz Disley

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This study offers a new interpretation of Hegelian recognition – a central tenet of German Idealism – focusing on positive ethical behaviours, such as love and forgiveness. Building on the work of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, Disley reassesses Hegel’s approach to the subject/object dialectic and explores the previously neglected theological dimensions of his writings. Her new interpretation offers an innovative reading of Hegel’s stance on the relationship between intersubjectivity, forgiveness and repentance in his social theory.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPickering and Chatto
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)9781317317326
ISBN (Print)9781848935204
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Publication series

NamePickering studies in philosophy of religion


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