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Hegel's minor and major geographies: space, consciousness and change

Ioris, Antonio A. R. ORCID: 2023. Hegel's minor and major geographies: space, consciousness and change. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 10.1111/anti.13018

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It is still largely ignored that Hegelian dialect can be of great assistance to comprehend the intricacies of the production, experience, and contestation of space. Hegelian philosophy can significantly help to enrich geographical scholarship, although Hegel-the-geographer is yet to be discovered and properly recognised. Considering the metabolism of reason, the articulation between the particular and the universal, the externalisation and supersession of objectified consciousness, and the function of otherness in the production of space, among other insights of great socio-spatial relevance, this article offers a comparative analysis between Hegel's minor geography (the more explicit and immediate considerations of space, spatial dimensions, and geometry) and the more substantial, major geography, which is immanent in the main body of his philosophical system. The most remarkable geographical accomplishments of Hegel are possibly the detailed investigation into the pursuit of higher reason through practical, collective action and the convergence of various shapes of consciousness that constitutes the politico-spatial absolute.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0066-4812
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 November 2023
Date of Acceptance: 23 November 2023
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2023 10:02

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