Jon Stewart
Researcher, Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Jon Stewart is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. He has worked at universities and research institutes in Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark and the United States. He is the author of several books on 19th- and 20th-century Continental philosophy. His most recent book is The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization (2020).

Written by Jon Stewart

Trivulzio Portrait/Portrait of a Man (1476) by Antonello da Messina (1430-1479). Courtesy Turin City Museum of Ancient Art/Wikipedia

Essay/
History of ideas
The subjective turn

For Hegel, human nature strives through history to unchain itself from tradition. But is such inner freedom worth the cost?

Jon Stewart