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BOSTEELS, Bruno. Hegel in America . Tabula Rasa [online]. 2009, n.11, pp. 195-234. ISSN 1794-2489.
This paper reinterprets Hegel and his vision of history from the global South. The paper locates Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of History in the context of the European colonial expansion to the Americas in 1492 and the U.S. empire emergence from 1898 up to present. It develops a criticism about the Hegelian vision of the future and provincializes Hegelianism by taking out of the universal history narrative and placing it in the history of Western imperialisms. Hegel is read against himself as a thinker of nonidentity, of alterity. Singularity as a category denying both the general and the particular is defended against a certain reading on Hegel, that conceives concept as a subsumption of the particular into the general. It analyses José Revueltas' novel Los Errores, as preceding the questions Alain Badiou would ask himself 40 years later. It finishes advocating for a Left-wing comunism.
Keywords : Hegel; subaltern; singular; Jose Revueltas; Alain Badiou.