Theory of Freedom and the Limits of Emancipation, BRIAN O'CONNOR
According to some intellectual historians, Studies in Logical Theory (1903) signals a crucial turning point between Dewey's pre-turn-of-the-century neo-Hegelian
logic of absolutes and his post-turn-of-the-century instrumental logic of experimental naturalism.
He devotes considerable space to assessing the philosopher Giovanni Gentile's neo-Hegelian
view of Giuseppe Mazzini, the prophet of Italian unification.
Several decades prior, however, a persuasive, albeit certainly not decisively successful, alternative to Crocean aesthetics was already offered, and from within the same neo-Hegelian
tradition: in the philosophy of Giovanni Gentile.
In a more conceptual vein, I suspect White is largely correct when he argues that many of the inconsistencies and contradictions in Bookchin stem from his penchant for neo-Hegelian
grand theory and the sort of sweeping generalizations that flow from it, which has become increasingly unpopular in academe.
view locates individuals as recognized members of a particular ethical community, and then links them to the global community as members of internationally recognized states--but does so, Erskine argues, at the cost of idealizing the world.
Blackness and Modernity provides a neo-Hegelian
exploration of Blackness, back to the Greeks and Romans, sideways to Africa, lingering on the Bible, Old and New Testaments, through the (false) promises of the Enlightenment and Modernity more generally, to tease out the intentions of multiculturalism in Canada and the consequences and despair produced by its limitations.
For Nealon, this very same narrative about Foucault's "career," with its neo-Hegelian
understanding of change as development, correction, or progress, remains inimical to the tenor and tenets of Foucaultian thought.
Nonetheless, it remains an open question to what extent Honneth brings out the 'socio-political function' of relations of domination and submission in the way that Jessica Benjamin does (203), which would also imply arguing, following Benjamin, that there are inherent limits to what the neo-Hegelian
discourse of mutual recognition and social reconciliation can achieve.
In general it can be argued that Lenin's concept of "dialectical science" shares affinities not only with that of postmodernists but a "kindredness" with the neo-Hegelian
conception of science common among Italian Fascists.
In the Hegelian dialectic idealism attempt has been made to allot an ontological status to ugliness as an antithesis to beauty, and in Croce's neo-Hegelian
idealism ugliness plays the role of an aesthetic counterpoint in spirit's progress to its ultimate destiny.
Besides, such facts as the dissolution of the Italian Parliament, the censorship of books that criticized Mussolini's regime, the annexation of foreign countries by force, the murder of Matteotti and other Italians, the destructive acts of the squadristi, the imprisonment of critics, such as Antonio Gramsci and Guido Calogero, and finally the imposition of Italian racial laws--all contradicted fascism's self-declared liberalism and its neo-Hegelian
concept of the ethical state.