Functionalism and Feminism in Hegel’s Political Thought

Functionalism and Feminism in Hegal’s Political Thought Susan Easton ‘Political philosophy, according to Moller Okin in Women in Western Political Thought, consists of ‘writings by men, for men, and about men’ . Although the frequent references to the generic term ‘mankind’ by political philosophers might suggest a concern with ‘the human race as a whole’, […]

Colonizing citizenship

Commentary Colonizing citizenship Françoise vergès ʻWe are not the victims but the children of a crime against humanity.ʼ [1] Commemorations are important events in France. If, on the one hand, they offer the government the opportunity to reinforce a ʻcertain idea of Franceʼ, on the other hand they give historians, researchers and activists the possibility […]

Will the real Kant please stand up

Will the real Kant please stand up The challenge of Enlightenment racism to the study of the history of philosophy Robert bernasconi This article poses the question of racism in philosophy. I will be referring to the racism that we often find in the texts of some of the most eminent figures of the history […]

Exchange on Hegel’s racism

Robert Bernasconiʼs article in RP 117 has harsh and important things to say about some philosophical heroes of the Enlightenment, especially Kant, and it deserves serious critical attention. [1] This response is not directly concerned with the central claims of the article but with a marginal, though still significant, aspect: its treatment of Hegel. It […]

Haitian inspiration

Commentary Haitian inspiration On the bicentenary of Haiti’s independence Peter hallward Two hundred years ago this month (January 2004), the French colony of SaintDomingue on the island of Hispaniola became the independent nation of Haiti. Few transformations in world history have been more momentous, few required more sacrifice or promised more hope. And few have […]