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Alexandre Kojève

Alexandre Kojève (1902-1968) was born in Russia and educated in Berlin. Kojeve gave his influential lectures on Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes from 1933-1939 in Paris, which were collected and edited by the poet Raymond Quesneau as Introduction to the Reading of Hegel (1947). After the Second World War Kojeve worked in the French ministry of Economic Affairs as one of the chief planners of the Common Market (EU). Short Biography, quoted from Marxists.org “French philosopher who introduced a study of Hegel to post-World War Two France. Born in Russia and educated in Berlin, he...

Alexandre Kojève: What is Dialectic?

This excerpt from Kojève, Alexandre: Introduction to the Reading of Hegel. Basic Books, New York, 1969, discusses the question “What is dialectic?” I am quoting from Chapter 1, and from the conclusion. The Dialectic of the Real and the Phenomenological Method in Hegel What is Dialectic, according to Hegel? We can give a first answer to this question by recalling a passage from the Encyclopaedia — more exactly, the Introduction to the First Part of the Encyclopaedia, entitled Logic. In § 79 (third edition) Hegel says this: With regard to its form, logic has three aspects (Seiten): (a) the abstract...