Self-Consciousness, the Other, and Hegel's Dialectic of Recognition: Alternative to a Postmodern Subterfuge
This article examines Hegel's treatment of self-consciousness in light of the contemporary problem of the other. It argues that Hegel tries to subvert the Kantian opposition between theoretical and practical reason and tries to establish a form of idealism that can avoid solipsism. All of this requires that Hegel get beyond the Kantian concept of the object - or the other. Hegel attempts to establish an other that is not marginalized, dominated, or negated. What he gives us is a valuable alternative to post modernism, which attempts instead to deconstruct or dissolve the other.
Kain, P. J. "Self-Consciousness, the Other, and Hegel's Dialectic of Recognition: Alternative to a Postmodern Subterfuge," Philosophy & Social Criticism, 24 (1998): 105-126.