Beyond Liberalism and Communitarianism: Studies in Hegel's Philosophy of Rightby Robert R. Williams
Beyond Liberalism and Communitarianism is the first collection of essays treating Hegel’s social and political philosophy to appear since 1984. Several new books have since been published transcribing Hegel’s lectures on the Philosophy of Right. This book reflects these advances in Hegel scholarship and debunks the widely held notion of the totalitarian Hegel. Rather, Hegel’s thought is revealed to be an alternative to both liberal individualism and communitarianism. The essays here treat Hegel’s critique of morality (Kant), social contract theory, capitalism, poverty, as well as Hegel’s views on punishment, freedom, and the ethical character and unity of the idea of the state.
“This book addresses a variety of important issues relating to Hegel’s Philosophy of Right in a way that is professional, accessible, and thought provoking. They are not mere expositions of Hegel. In addition to appropriate explication of Hegel’s texts there is much to challenge the reader in terms of rethinking and rereading Hegel and reconsidering him in relation to other thinkers and traditions. ” David A. Duquette, St. Norbert College
- State University of New York Press
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Meet the Author
Robert R. Williams is Professor of Philosophy at Hiram College. He is the author of several books, including Hegel’s Ethics of Recognition; Schleiermacher the Theologian: The Construction of the Doctrine of God; and Recognition: Fichte and Hegel on the Other, also published by SUNY Press.
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