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With my philosophy group yesterday, we were wrestling with Hegel’s concept of reason; we considered how his radically modern conception of intersubjectivity, in the Lordship/Vassalhood chapter of the Phenomenology of Spirit, actually paradoxically derives from an understanding of Feudalism, something in which Marx’s modifications of his insight share (and arguably Heidegger’s also in Being and Time, and maybe even Freud’s in Mourning and Melancholia).