A perverse Hegelian

Danish. For a review of a recent Danish translation of Judith Butler’s Bodies that Matter, I give an overview of Butler’s philosophy before focusing on their gender theory. I frame Butler’s philosophy through a line from Frames of War, “I remain, perversely, a Hegelian,” arguing that Butler takes Hegel’s idea of subject formation through mutual recognition and explores the “perverse” consequences of that process, as it plays out in a social sphere of power, persecution, and discursive structures.

“En pervers hegelianer” (“A perverse Hegelian”), Weekendavisen (17 February 2023). Link.