Hegel's Political Philosophy, Second Edition

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A new, significantly expanded edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy.

New for this edition: — A more detailed explanation of Hegel's philosophical system— Two new chapters on Hegel's theories of democracy and history— An appendix detailing the implications this work has for future interpretations of Hegelian philosophyHegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of ...

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Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

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Overview

A new, significantly expanded edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy.

New for this edition: — A more detailed explanation of Hegel's philosophical system— Two new chapters on Hegel's theories of democracy and history— An appendix detailing the implications this work has for future interpretations of Hegelian philosophyHegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. — Sets out the difference between 'systematic' and 'non-systematic' readings of the Elements of the Philosophy of Right— Outlines the unique structure of Hegel's philosophical arguments— Explores key areas of Hegel's political philosophy: his theories of property, punishment, morality, law, monarchy, war, democracy and history

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Brooks's book is engaging and... covers an impressive list of well selected topics. —Mind

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748645107
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Thom Brooks is Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of Newcastle.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Abbreviations xv

Introduction 1

1 System 13

2 Property 29

3 Punishment 39

4 Morality 52

5 Family 62

6 Law 82

7 Monarchy 96

8 Democracy 114

9 War 133

10 History 148

Conclusion 158

Reply to Critics 162

Notes 179

Bibliography 237

Index 257

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