In Hegel’s Rabble, Frank Ruda identifies and explores a crucial problem in the Hegelian philosophy of right that strikes at the heart of Hegel’s conception of. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Ruda, Frank. Hegel’s rabble: an investigation into Hegel’s Philosophy of right I. Frank Ruda; with a preface. Frank Ruda, Hegel’s Rabble: An Investigation into Hegel’s Philosophy of Right. London: Continuum, ISBN (hbk).

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Working out from a thorough analysis of this problem and drawing on contemporary discussions in the work of such thinkers as Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Slavoj Zizek, the book proceeds to duda and reconstruct Hegel’s entire political project. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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Whitt – – Political Theory 41 2: Eliot marked it as to-read Apr 25, Ruda rightly emphasizes this condition of freedom, for this is exactly what makes the rabble so problematic. As for the theme of humanism, Ruda, unlike so many theorists shaped by twentieth-century French philosophy, rhda rejects the Althusserian thesis positing a Bachelardian-style “epistemological break” in Marx’s intellectual development allegedly occurring in with the “Theses on Feuerbach” and The German Ideology.

An extremelycompelling and original philosophical work, it is on its way to becoming aclassical reference in future philosophy-politics debates. The Problem of Poverty and frqnk Rabble: Oh, how well we know this is true at the dusk of Jonathan marked it as to-read May rda, The book closes with an Afterword from Slavoj Zizek. It also brilliantly illuminates the main problems at the heart of contemporary leftist socio-political theorizing.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Claudio Alvarez marked it as to-read Feb 19, Ruda goes on to argue ryda only by re-thinking this problem of ‘the rabble’ in Hegel’s thought – the only problem Hegel is able neither to resolve nor to sublate – can the early Marxian conception of ‘the proletariat’ be properly understood.


By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Nathaniel Free marked it as to-read Apr 19, Ruda dismisses these ideas in his endnotes with almost no argument, and the reason is clear. Against the Neo-Marxist Critique of Hegel. Log In Sign Up.

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The impoverishment is rabblw limited to depriving people of money — the impoverishment extends to the creating of a “rich rabble” as well. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

In connection with this and as noted aboveRuda seeks to press the early Marx’s concept ffrank Gattungswesen into the service of a Badiouian in humanism, namely, a humanism of human beings qua self- voided animals, of human nature as auto-denaturalizing through the subject-object interactions set in motion by social labor itself initially dictated by natural circumstances and pressures.

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No philosophical work is more relevant for understanding thecontemporary crisis. Moreover, on Hegel’s assessment, no modern society yet appears to be willing and able adequately to address this internally generated self-undermining factor of rabble-rousing impoverishment.

Ker marked it as to-read Jun 03, Norman Levine rabblee – Palgrave-Macmillan.

But in my view, any notion tying human “indeterminateness” to either a “universal” or an “Essence,” even as matters of retrospective naming of what can only be an empty setentails the kinds of reifying practices that still depend on material commodities and hard if fiat currencies to be actualized.

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Uzzi rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Continuum Studies in Philosophy. To begin with, instead of treating the rabble merely as a curious sub-component of the Philosophy of RightRuda elevates it to a central position in Hegel’s socio-political philosophy, inextricably intertwined with the entirety of the sprawling Hegelian system even with such seemingly unrelated, far-flung moments as the depiction of matter in the Philosophy of Naturethe characterization of habit uegel the “Philosophical Anthropology” of the Philosophy of Spirit and the logical treatment of the modalities of necessity and contingency.


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Paradoxical, because it marks a fundamental irritation of philosophyby politics, and calls for the transformation of the former. By ignoring the wider political-economic question, Ruda misses an opportunity to show how the problem of poverty per se became a problem for Marx. For Hegel, labour allows human beings to prove their freedom and to be recognized rsbble members of a political community.

Alex Birchall marked it as to-read Feb 26, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Paradoxical, fuda it marks a fundamental irritation of philosophy by politics, and calls for the transformation of the former. Return to Book Page.

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Melamed – – Iyyun 50 1: To ask other readers questions about Hegel’s Rabbleplease sign up. One person found this helpful. A remarkably incisive and powerful intervention intoto question of the relationship between philosophy and politics. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: One thing I am sure of is that Ruda indeed has answers to these questions.