As we already knew from the book that made him famous, The End of History and the Last Man (1992), Fukuyama agrees with his teacher Alexandre Kojeve
's interpretation of G.W.F.
His study Le Malheur de la Conscience dans la Philosophie de Hegel (1929) preceded Kojeve
's famous lectures.
Fukuyama supports the viewpoint of Alexandere Kojeve
; a French Philosopher, that the progress of history must lead toward the establishment of a "universal and homogenous" nation-state, incorporating elements of a meritocratic democracy.
Abstract: Departing from the question of 'absence as given' (or the 'non-given' as 'presence' to conscious experience), the work of Russian-French philosopher Alexandre Kojeve
opened up Western ontology of being ('of which one speaks' [l'etre dont on parle]) to the foundational premises of 'Oriental wisdom'.
In order to discuss and evaluate such a topic, Agamben calls into question the philosophy of Kojeve
Te Open reads like just such a curio cabinet in which Agamben takes us through a tour of curiosities, beginning with obscure thirteenth century images of human/animal hybrids, then moving on to selected marginalia from Bataille and Kojeve
, apes as human mirrors, ticks that lie dormant for eighteen years, and winding up with an early lecture course of Heidegger's about boredom and animals.
With frequent appeals to Shakespeare's European contemporaries (especially but not exclusively Cervantes and Montaigne) as well as continental philosophers (including but not limited to Agamben, Badiou, Derrida, Hegel, Heidegger, Kojeve
, and Nietzsche), Heffernan effectively radicalizes the ideas of Harold Bloom, to whom the book is dedicated.
Em sua classica Introducao a leitura de Hegel, Alexandre Kojeve
afirma que apenas uma categoria de tempo interessava ao autor da Fenomenologia do Espirito: "o tempo da acao consciente e voluntaria que realiza no presente um projeto para o futuro".