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Hegel: Elements of the Philosophy of Right

Hegel: Elements of the Philosophy of Right

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: October 1991
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521348881

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  • This book is a translation of a classic work of modern social and political thought. Elements of the Philosophy of Right, Hegel's last major published work, is an attempt to systematize ethical theory, natural right, the philosophy of law, political theory, and the sociology of the modern state into the framework of Hegel's philosophy of history. Hegel's work has been interpreted in radically different ways, influencing many political movements from far right to far left, and is widely perceived as central to the communitarian tradition in modern ethical, social, and political thought. This edition includes extensive editorial material informing the reader of the historical background of Hegel's text, and explaining his allusions to Roman law and other sources, making use of lecture materials which have only recently become available. The new translation is literal, readable, and consistent, and will be informative and scholarly enough to serve the needs of students and specialists alike.

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    "Altogether...a work of sound scholarship and balanced judgement. It makes Hegel reliably accessible, and about as clear and readable as he can be. In addition, the critical apparatus makes their work into a valuable stepping stone for the study of the other texts and sources with which more advanced students and professional scholars must be concerned." Canadian Philosophical Reviews

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    • Date Published: October 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521348881
    • length: 569 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 139 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.782kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's introduction
    Chronology
    Translator's preface
    Key to abbreviations
    Elements of the philosophy of right
    Editorial notes
    Glossary
    Select bibliography
    Index of subjects
    Index of names.

  • Author

    Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel

    Editor

    Allen W. Wood

    Translator

    H. B. Nisbet

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