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Miglena Nikolchina: Between Irony and Revolution, Sexual Difference and the Case of Aufhebung - CulturMag
Miglena Nikolchina Between Irony and Revolution Sexual Difference and the Case of Aufhebung Down with Heaven: Materialism Among its various meanings, Aufhebung signifies, on the one hand, annulment, destruction, cancellation and, on the other, preservation, conservation. In his reflections on the term, Hegel points out the word’s capacity to embrace precisely these two opposite sets of meanings, turning this capacity into an example of the unique philosophical advantages and the “speculative spirit” of the German language. As Derrida who had a great deal to say about the Aufhebung notes, according to Hegel this is “the speculative concept par excellence …