‘The Limits of Hegel: Rabble, War, Sex and Marriage’ by Slavoj Žižek & Frank Ruda | 12. May 2011 | Audio


Georg W. F. Hegel is one of the most important philosophers of our time, for he combines the unfolding of universal categories such as freedom and equality with the possibility of thinking about the historical peculiarity of a political situation. This is crucial for any current discourse on politics. At the same time his project fails in a way that is particularly instructive for the thinking of politics today. One name for this failure is “mob”. The book by Frank Ruda, translator of the French philosopher Alain Badiou, employee of the Free University and co-responsible for the conference idea of ​​communism, which took place at the Volksbühne last year, follows this failure. Slavoj Žižek presented a lecture entitled “The Limits of Hegel: Rabble, War, Sex and Marriage”