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date: 07 August 2020

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This chapter explores the problem of the Other in the history of modern European thought. It begins with a historical sketch that traces the significant moments and salient features of the problem, focusing on the first half of the twentieth century, when a range of thoughtful but critical reflections on the Hegelian struggle between conflicting opposites manifested how deeply embedded the problem of the Other had become in Europe. Most notable is the manner in which the dialectic of the same and the other in Hegel's emerges in various readings of the human struggle, especially the struggle between the master and the slave. The fundamentally readings of the dialectic of subject and its other became the defining thread running through highly distinctive, late modern European forms of twentieth-century existentialism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, Marxism, feminism, psycholinguistics, and, most recently, speculative realism.

Keywords: modern European thought, Christian theology, Other, Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit

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