Nichols examines the major writings of Alexandre Koj_ve, and clarifies the character and brings to light the importance of his political philosophy. This is an essential assessment of Koj_ve which considers the works that preceded his turn to Hegel, seeks to articulate the character of his Hegelianism, and reflects in detail on the two different meanings that the end of history had in two different periods of his thought.
James H. Nichols is professor of Political Science at Claremont McKenna College. He has translated Koj ve's Introduction to the Reading of Hegel, and is the author of various works including Epicurean Political Philosophy: The De rerum natura of Lucretius
Chapter 1 Religion, Atheism, and Physics Chapter 2 The Seminar on Hegel: History, Dialectic, and Finitude Chapter 3 Politics and Law Towards the End of History Chapter 4 The End of History: In the Future or in 1806, Communist or Capitalist? Chapter 5 Updating Hegel's System Chapter 6 Conclusions Chapter 7 Epilogue: Philosophy, Politics-and Espionnage