Hegel in Fragments (Compact Disc)
'Hegel in Fragments' is a collection of writings in dialogue with the work of German philosopher, G. W. F. Hegel. In bite-sized pieces, Australian academic Stephen Curkpatrick applies Hegelian insights to themes such as contingency, truth, theology, identity, limit, and rhythms. This exploratory collection is informed by Hegel's concept of spirit as relation and mediation, within which identity is both identity and difference. That is, anything is itself by reference to others--not in opposition or conflation but in continual relation across tensile pairs, mediated as differences that are held within thinking as speculative unities. This movement is formative through moments of loss and further gain. 'Hegel in Fragments' stages this drama in a range of brief scripts that are played out within human existence.