The Dialectic: Not just the Absolute Recoil, but the World’s Living Fire that Extinguishes and Kindles Itself. Reflections on Slavoj Žižek’s Version of Dialectical Philosophy in "Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism".

@article{Fuchs2014TheDN,
  title={The Dialectic: Not just the Absolute Recoil, but the World’s Living Fire that Extinguishes and Kindles Itself. Reflections on Slavoj Ži{\vz}ek’s Version of Dialectical Philosophy in "Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism".},
  author={C. Fuchs},
  journal={tripleC: Communication, Capitalism \& Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={848-875}
}
  • C. Fuchs
  • Published 2014
  • Philosophy
  • tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society
Slavoj Žižek shows in his book Absolute Recoil (and previous Hegelian works such as Less than Nothing ) the importance of repeating Hegel’s dialectical philosophy in contemporary capitalism. Žižek contributes especially to a reconceptualisation of dialectical logic and based on it the dialectic of history. The reflections in this paper stress that the dialectic is only the absolute recoil, a sublation that posits its own presuppositions, by working as a living fire that extinguishes and kindles… Expand
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