THE LIBERATION OF NEGATIVITY. <br />ADORNO AND DERRIDA ON HEGEL
Keywords:Negativity, metaphysical enclosure, ideology, Hegel, Adorno, Derrida
This text concerns the way Hegel is read in the 20th Century. Adorno and Derrida are two main examples which can be used in order to draw a picture of the debt contemporary phi-losophy has to Hegel. The main point is that contemporary philosophy gains from Hegel the idea of negativity (seen by Hegel as dialectics) and what becomes now the main task of thinking is the way this negativity can be seen in an on-going movement, without a specula-tive closure. The concepts of negative dialectics and that of difference are meant to express this form of pure negativity. In the end, I make references to the critique of ideology which can be understood in connection with this form of post-modern thinking.