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Globalization and Human Subjectivity, Paperback / softback Book

Globalization and Human Subjectivity Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Globalization and Human Subjectivity argues that Hegelian subjectivity could serve as a philosophical basis for a new conception of human subjectivity for the age of globalization.

Why, then, does globalization demand a new conception of human subjectivity at all?

What constitutes the Hegelian subjectivity such that it is not only relevant and but also necessary to the contemporary, postmodern context of globalization?

This book largely addresses these two questions. Capitalist globalization, the context in which we find ourselves today, strategically leads to the ""death of the subject,"" in the sense that it reduces human beings merely to consumers who, without critical subjectivity, simply succumb to the imperialism of a globalizing market.

In this context, we are impelled to envision a new conception of human subjectivity for the age of globalization.

This book explores Hegel's view on human subjectivity as spiritual subjectivity, particularly presented in his Phenomenology of Spirit, which could function as a new anthropological vision about what it means to be authentically human in a globalizing world, that is, a sort of cosmopolitan citizen who is constantly universalizing oneself through self-transcending, self-determined ethico-political actions in solidarity with others to create a global community of co-existence and co-prosperity for all.


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