Is It Still Possible to Be a Hegelian Today? (Yes, but only with qualifiers.)
A few pieces of Commentary:
- I have been arriving to a similar conclusion as Zizek: Hegel is not simply teleological, in the moment of absolute necessary emerges from moments of complete openness. In other words, the issue at hand is not a simple acceptence of a pure task, but the realization of the possibilities created by absolute inversion. The movement of the dialectic applies even if there is no end school. No Endstaat.
- One can most definitely be a Hegelian, but not a Hegelian without qualifiers. Hegel is more of an event to which those of us take up his precedures are subjected to in a way that is a trace, but a trace that moved forward in history and whose moment is different.
- Vulgar Hegelians in inferior to vulgar Marxism, but Marxism is a materialization of Hegel. Yet it would contra to the spirit of both Marx and Hegel if we pretend that time is not changing things within a totality.