This highly original history of ideas considers the impact of Hegel on French philosophy from the 1920s to the present.
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Introduction. French Hegel and the Unhappy Consciousness Chapter 1. The anthropological turn Chapter 2. Pantragicism Chapter 3. The existential protest: Wahl and Fondane Chapter 4. The uses of negativity: Breton and Lefebvre Chapter 5. Bataille: negativity unemployed Chapter 6. The unhappy consciousness in Sartre's philosophy Chapter 7. The persistence of the unhappy consciousness: Derrida Chapter 8. Beyond Hegel? Deleuze, Foucault and the new empiricism Conclusion. The career of the unhappy consciousness in France Notes Select Bibliography Index