- List of Contributors
- The Self and the Good Life
- Nationalism and Patriotism
- The Making of the Modern Metropolis
- The Other
- Freedom and Human Emancipation
- Work and Labour
- Suffering In Theology and Modern European Thought
- Nihilism and Theology: Who Stands at the Door?
- War and Peace
- Radical Philosophy and Political Theology
- Beauty and Sublimity
- Time and History
- The Metaphysics of Modernity
- The Bible
- Divine Providence
Abstract and Keywords
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.
Pamela Sue Anderson is Reader in Philosophy of Religion, University of Oxford, and Fellow in Philosophy, Regent’s Park College, Oxford. Anderson has an MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford and an honorary doctorate from Lund University, Sweden. Anderson’s publications include Ricoeur and Kant (1993), A Feminist Philosophy of Religion: The Rationality and Myths of Religious Belief (1998), New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Contestations and Transcendence Incarnate (2010); and her recently completed, Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Love and Epistemic Locatedness (2012). Anderson also co-authored with Jordan Bell, Kant and Theology: Philosophy for Theologians (2010). Her ongoing project is In Dialogue with Michèle Le Doeuff.
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