Journal Article — ‘And the Last Shall Be First’: The Master-Slave Dialectic in Hegel, Nietzsche and Fanon — by Judith Rollins
This article compares the ideas of Hegel, Nietzsche and Fanon on the dynamics and outcome of relationships of domination and subordination. By examining these authors’ views on various aspects of these relationships–for example, the significance of the Other, the roles of ressentiment and of labor, and the importance of aggression–the article identifies differences and commonalities in their discussions. This comparison leads to the conclusion that, despite fundamental differences in their emphases, analyses, and even their political perspectives, the three writers concur on the eventual liberation of the subordinated.
Rollins, Judith. 2007. “‘And the Last Shall Be First’: The Master-Slave Dialectic in Hegel, Nietzsche and Fanon.” Pp. 163-178 in Reflections on Fanon: The Violences of Colonialism and Racism, Inner and Global—Conversations with Frantz Fanon on the Meaning of Human Emancipation (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume V, Special Issue, 2007.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).
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