The Amputated Father: Kojève’s Theory of Revolution and Authority

With Agamben's recent invoking of Kojève's idea of the Latin empire against the German dominance in Europe, and with the recent translation of the short manifesto on authority Kojève wrote amidst the Second World War, it is worth revisiting exactly what sort of theory of revolution Kojève was concerned with. My review of The Notion of Authority: …

Desire in Kojeve

After reading Judy Butler’s Subjects of Desire in tandem with The Fragile Absolute and The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, I’ll briefly outline the role of desire as constituted in Hegel and subsequently interpreted by Kojeve and Butler. Butler discusses the interpretation of desire in the Phenomenology of Spirit by Kojeve in his influential lectures …