Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (Pitt Illuminations)
by Susan Buck-Morss
University of Pittsburgh Press
$16.95 List Price
In 2000, Susan Buck-Morss published an essay in the journal Critical Inquiry that positively crackled with provocations for research, scholarly imagination, and political action. It had the unlikely title “Hegel and Haiti,” and now she has expanded it into a slim book, Hegel, Haiti and Universal History. It still packs a powerful punch.
Its strength lies in the development of a specific claim in the history of philosophy