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A Spirit of Trust: A Reading of Hegel's PhenomenologyA Spirit of Trust: A Reading of Hegel's Phenomenology by Robert B. Brandom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

18 months of reading. This is a dense, difficult magisterial work. Brandom believes that Hegel provides the explanation for how our normative rules emerges and are normative, through subjective consciousness of communities. And how a recognition of this process leads to confession, forgiveness, and trust. I found Brandom's arguments on many points quite convincing. The book is difficult to read, not eloquent or literary, and very repetitive. Only recommend for specialists. Hopefully someone who is a better writer will develop a more accessible version of these points.

And I feel the accomplishment of having finished!

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