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Hegels Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right Thom Brooks

Hegels Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Thom Brooks

Published January 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781281252050
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225 pages
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Hegels Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. It is broadly agreed that Hegel intended this work to be interpreted as a significant part of his greaterMoreHegels Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. It is broadly agreed that Hegel intended this work to be interpreted as a significant part of his greater system of speculative philosophy. Where disagreement occurs is on the question of the relevance of Hegels larger philosophical system to understanding his Philosophy of Right. This is the first book on the subject to take Hegels system of speculative philosophy seriously as an important component of any robust understanding of his Philosophy of Right. It sets out the difference between systematic and non-systematic readings of the text before discussing important, relevant features of Hegels system, in particular, the unique structure of his philosophical arguments. The greater part of the book demonstrates the results of this systematic reading by exploring several areas of Hegels political philosophy: his theories of property, punishment, morality, law, monarchy, and war. It is shown that by looking beyond the text to Hegels larger philosophical system, we can achieve an improved understanding of Hegels Philosophy of Right.