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Slavoj Žižek and Sven-Olov Wallenstein I Hegel250

In the frame of the "Hegel's 250th Anniversary: Too late?" International Philosophical Conference

𝗦𝗩𝗘𝗡-𝗢𝗟𝗢𝗩 𝗪𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗜𝗡: 𝗔𝗗𝗢𝗥𝗡𝗢’𝗦 𝗕𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗡: 𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗛𝗘𝗚𝗘𝗟 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡 "My talk will discuss the undoing of organic form in Beethoven as it is interpreted by Adorno, who reads this shift in opposiiton to Hegel’s idea of a dialectic in which the subject realizes itself by gradually splitting and then recovering itself in a temporal movement that eventually achieves totality. Already in Beethoven’s middle phase, however, Adorno sees a disintegrating moment, especially in the “extensive type” that extends time beyond the subject’s capacity to synthesize, which then is fully realized in the “late style,” where the weight of objective moments turns organic form into a landscape of ruins." (Sven-Olov Wallenstein)

𝗦𝗟𝗔𝗩𝗢𝗝 Ž𝗜Ž𝗘𝗞: 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗣𝗜𝗥𝗜𝗧 𝗢𝗙 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗦𝗧 "We should turn around the motto of Brandom’s liberal reading of Hegel, the “spirit of trust”: the deepest feature of the Hegelian approach is a spirit of distrust. His axiom is not that, no matter how terrible an event is, at the end it will turn out to be a subordinated moment that contributes to the overall harmony; his axiom is that no matter how well planned and meant an idea or a project is, it will somehow turn wrong." (Slavoj Žižek)


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