Euro Sept 24 Class

Euro Sept 24 Class - European Civilization Prof Zimmerman...

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European Civilization Prof Zimmerman Philosophy after Revolution: Hegel and Bentham Enlightenment Without Revolution: Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon George William Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831): Revolutions in Philosophy - Saw Napoleon’s victory in Battle of Jena as an advance in History o Brought in more rational and democratic system and world view - Hegel is an idealist because he is interested in how logic and concepts drive how the world works - Master/Slave dialectic o Concepts work because they contain within themselves a dialogue between opposites, many contradictions that are never resolved or erased but cleared and conserved o What it means to be an individual when lordship and bondage no longer exist, aka equality o Problem: everybody is a self, but it can only be recognized by another self (if we didn’t have other people to recognize us as a person, we then would not be a person) Every individual depends on other individuals, aka interdependence
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