19) Saywell, Vaughan complains, dismisses the theory that Haldane's Hegelianism
was an explanatory force in his JCPC decision making.
As the contrast between Handley's and Haddox's positions makes clear, there is no pure consensus on what name should be given to the problematic dimensions of Whitman's Hegelianism
, but it is clear that it involves, among other things, unreflecting conservatism, indifference to diversity, and a misunderstanding of what is powerful about history--all charges that threaten a more robustly democratic picture of Whitman that has its support in much of his work.
From Restricted to General Economy: A Hegelianism
, with its emphasis on positive action, galvanized Pulitzer and provided him with a philosophical rationale for leaving the confines of Jewish life and plunging into the mainstream.
Let us imagine a man educated exclusively in Aristotelianism, or Hegelianism
, or phenomenology, or Thomism.
Nicol objects that because she believed that twentieth-century movements provided reductive accounts of the self and other, she was guilty of "flattening the history of ideas into one great line of equivalence: Romanticism = existentialism = Hegelianism
= formalisms = Derrida = structuralism = poststructuralism, modernism, postmodernism, and so on" (160).
Lewin reasserts in his critique of Fukuyama's Hegelianism
, for example, that the work is a "discussion of whether history is predetermined" (31), but then carries on a counterfactual analysis which he notes has made a breakthrough in the study of economic history "under the name 'new economic history'" the central assumption of which "is precisely that history is not predetermined" (31).
Moving forward to the late twentieth century, Guerlac examines how Bergson provided a route out of both the Hegelianism
that had dominated French thought since the 1930s (hence Bergson's significance for Deleuze, who, substituting Hegel's dialectic of identity and difference with pure difference, sought to break this hold) and the linguistic "prison house" of poststructuralism (for Bergson, language is a barrier to direct experience; thus his philosophy circumvents the premise of mediation).
It is also only through this admittedly narrow sort of internal argument that I can begin to distinguish between Rorty's superficial neo-Hegelianism
and what seems to be a more robust and genuinely philosophical Hegelianism
, a distinction that is necessary to make clear Hegel's case that philosophy should occupy an important public role.
But he sees his later work in particular (most notably the play that dramatizes the corruption of Haiti's Roi Christophe) as tempted if not compromised by leanings towards a Kojevian or absolutist Hegelianism
And the best way to criticize Hegelianism
was to compare it to Buddhism.
De Madariaga would disabuse us of conventional historiographies that explain away Ivan's sixteenth century with German romantic philosophy, or Hegelianism
, or economic determinism, or populism, or Marxism, or Leninism, or the ever-popular class war.