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The reversal of authority

by / RP 199 (Sept/Oct 2016) / Review

Alexandre Kojève, The Notion of Authority (A Brief Presentation), trans. Hager Weslati, Verso, London and New York, 2014. xxxiv + 107 pp., £14.99 hb., 978 1 78168 095 7.

Since the publication of Arendt’s essays on authority, the debate around authority has been mostly dominated by her diagnoses of its crisis. A different but recurrent …

De Beauvoir’s Hegelianism

Rethinking The Second Sex
by / RP 107 (May/Jun 2001) / Article

The Ethics of Ambiguity is well known as de Beauvoirʼs attempt to formulate an existentialist ethics; that is to say, an ethics premissed on the account of the lack at the heart of any human existence (ʻthe being whose being is not to beʼ) given by Sartre in Being and Nothingness.1 The ʻambiguityʼ of the …

The Cards of Confusion

Reflections on Historical Communism and the 'End of History'
by / RP 064 (Summer 1993) / Article


by / RP 062 (Autumn 1992) / Commentary