Re-Writing “Pleasure and Necessity”: The Female Reader of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

dc.contributor.authorFeeney, Amanda Lynn
dc.description.abstractThis thesis demonstrates that “Pleasure and Necessity”, a section of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, both should and can be re-written, bringing the female reader out of the margins and into the texts of Hegel’s Absolute system. First, I demonstrate that the Phenomenology is a Bildungsroman that is both important for the reader’s philosophical education and Hegelian science itself. I provide an interpretation of “Pleasure and Necessity”, demonstrate that this section alienates the female reader, and discuss why Antigone is not a solution to this problem. Rather, I conclude that this stage should be re-written. Furthermore, I argue that “Pleasure and Necessity” can be re- written because the Phenomenology already contains the outline of its own re-writing insofar as it corresponds to the Logic. Finally, I re-write “Pleasure and Necessity” as “Impulse and Ought”, using new figures to re-stage the logical operation that occurs in the original text.
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectFeminist Philosophy
dc.subjectPhenomenology of Spirit
dc.titleRe-Writing “Pleasure and Necessity”: The Female Reader of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
dc.contributor.supervisorReid, Jeffrey
uottawa.departmentPhilosophie / Philosophy
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -