Alexandre Kojève  

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Alexandre Kojève (April 28 1902June 4 1968) was a Marxist and Hegelian political philosopher, who had a substantial influence on twentieth-century French philosophy.


Primary literature

  • Alexandre Kojève, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1980.
  • Alexandre Kojève, Outline of a Phenomenology of Right, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.
  • Alexandre Kojève, "The Emperor Julian and His Art of Writing", in Joseph Cropsey, Ancients and Moderns; Essays on the Tradition of Political Philosophy in Honor of Leo Strauss, New York: Basic Books, p. 95-113, 1964.
  • Alexandre Kojève, "Tyranny and Wisdom", in Leo Strauss, On Tyranny - Revised and Expanded Edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 135-176, 2000.
  • Alexandre Kojève, Esquisse d’une doctrine de la politique française (27.8.1945). Publicated in La regle du jeu 1 (1990). English translation by Erik De Vries: Outline of a Doctrine of French Policy. In Policy Review 2004, p. 3-40, online [1].
  • Alexandre Kojève, Düsseldorfer Vortrag: Kolonialismus in europäischer Sicht. In: Piet Tommissen (Hg.): Schmittiana. Beiträge zu Leben und Werk Carl Schmitts. Band 6, Berlin 1998, S. 126-143. English translation and comment, incl. Schmitt-Kojève correspondence: Erik De Vries: Alexandre Kojève — Carl Schmitt Correspondence and Alexandre Kojève, “Colonialism from a European Perspective”. In: Interpretation, 29/1 (2001), p. 91-130.

Secondary literature

  • Anderson, Perry, "The Ends of History" in his A Zone of Engagement, New York: Verso, pp. 279-375, 1992.
  • Butler, Judith, Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France, New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.
  • Cooper, Barry, The End of History: An Essay on Modern Hegelianism, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984.
  • Darby, Tom. "The Feast: Meditations on Politics and Time" Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1982.
  • Devlin, F. Roger, Alexandre Kojeve and the Outcome of Modern Thought, Lanham: University Press of America, 2004.
  • Drury, Shadia B., Alexandre Kojeve : The Roots of Postmodern Politics, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.
  • Fukuyama, Francis, The End of History and the Last Man, New York: Macmillan, 1992.
  • Kleinberg, Ethan, Generation Existential: Heidegger's Philosophy in France, 1927-1961, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.
  • Lilla, Mark, Alexandre Kojève: The Reckless Mind. Intellectuals in Politics, New York: A New York Review Book, 2001.
  • Niethammer, Lutz, Posthistoire: Has History Come to an End?, New York: Verso, 1992.
  • Roth, Michael S., Knowing and History: Appropriations of Hegel in Twentieth-Century France, Ithaca: Cornell, 1988.
  • Rosen, Stanley, the title essay in his Hermeneutics as Politics, New York, Oxford University Press, pp. 87-140, 1987.
  • Singh, Aakash, Eros Turannos: Leo Strauss & Alexandre Kojeve Debate on Tyranny, Lanham: University Press of America, 2005.
  • Strauss, Leo, On Tyranny - Revised and Expanded Edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

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