07 Jan 2022 05:20 - 04 Sep 2023 02:36
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    • No idea why I should have a page on this guy, who I haven't read and don't have any opinion of. I have an intuition that he is so roundly despised today, esp. by sturdy rationalists, that there must be something worthwhile there.
    • I believe that the canonical authority on the influence of Hegel on contemporary culture would be Charles Taylor’s Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity. It’s typically described as “monumental,” which is academic code for “infinitely long and incredibly badly written.” It’s hugely influential, however, even if (like Hegel) practically no one has actually read it.
    • As does Death of Desire, which I should read again I guess. The demand for recognition. master-slave dialectic comes up in MNM, not centrally, but probably matters...what is "mastery" after all?
    • Schopenhaur was not a fan:
      • Hegel, installed from above, by the powers that be, as the certified Great Philosopher, was a flat-headed, insipid, nauseating, illiterate charlatan who reached the pinnacle of audacity in scribbling together and dishing up the craziest mystifying nonsense. This nonsense has been noisily proclaimed as immortal wisdom by mercenary followers and readily accepted as such by all fools, who thus joined into as perfect a chorus of admiration as had ever been heard before. The extensive field of spiritual influence with which Hegel was furnished by those in power has enabled him to achieve the intellectual corruption of an whole generation.