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Hegel's Theory of the Modern State

Hegel's Theory of the Modern State

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Part of Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics

  • Date Published: February 1974
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521098328

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  • This study in English of Hegel's political philosophy presents an overall view of the development of Hegel's political thinking. The author has drawn on Hegel's philosophical works, his political tracts and his personal correspondence. Professor Avineri shows that although Hegel is primarily thought of as a philosopher of the state, he was much concerned with social problems and his concept of the state must be understood in this context.

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    'Anyone familiar with Avineri's splendid book on Marx will know what to expect here - great lucidity and readability, steady good sense, and a tremendous capacity for a sympathetic interpretation of his subject's intentions.' New Society

    'This sober, learned and readable book is a good introduction for English-speaking readers to political writings by Hegel that still remain untranslated, and a lively reassessment of his political philosophy as a whole.' The Times Literary Supplement

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    • Date Published: February 1974
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521098328
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 132 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Beginnings
    2. Positivity and freedom
    3. The modernisation of Germany
    4. The new era
    5. Modern life and social reality
    6. The owl of Minerva and the critical mind
    7. The political economy of modern society
    8. Social classes, representation and pluralism
    9. The state - the consciousness of freedom
    10. War
    11. The English reform bill - the social problem again
    12. History - the progress towards the consciousness of freedom
    Epilogue
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Shlomo Avineri, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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