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Outlines of the Philosophy of Right [NOOK Book]

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What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational.

Hegel's Outlines of the Philosophy of Right is one of the greatest works of moral, social, and political philosophy. It contains significant ideas on justice, moral responsibility, family life, economic activity, and the political structure of the state - all matters of profound interest to us today.

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Overview

What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational.

Hegel's Outlines of the Philosophy of Right is one of the greatest works of moral, social, and political philosophy. It contains significant ideas on justice, moral responsibility, family life, economic activity, and the political structure of the state - all matters of profound interest to us today.

Hegel's aim is to lay out the various forms that human freedom must take on, if it is to be true freedom. He seeks to show that genuine human freedom does not consist in doing whatever we please, but involves living with others in accordance with publicly recognized rights and laws. Hegel demonstrates that institutions such as the family and the state provide the context in which individuals can flourish and enjoy full freedom. He also demonstrates that misunderstanding the true nature of
freedom can lead to crime, evil, and poverty. His penetrating analysis of the causes of poverty in modern civil society was to be a great influence on Karl Marx. Hegel's study remains one of the most subtle and perceptive accounts of freedom that we possess. This new edition combines a revised
translation with a cogent introduction to his work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191604812
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 7/10/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Stephen Houlgate is Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick and is the author of Hegel, Nietzsche and the Criticism of Metaphysics; An Introduction to Hegel: Freedom, Truth and History; and The Opening of Hegel's Logic: From Being to Infinity.

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Table of Contents

Excerpts from T. M. Knox's Foreword

A Chronology of G. W. F. Hegel

Outlines of the Philosophy of Right

Preface 3

Introduction 17

First Part: Abstract Right 53

1 Property 57

A Taking Possession 67

B Use of the Thing 71

C Alienation of Property 77

2 Contract 84

3 Wrong 93

A Non-malicious Wrong 94

B Fraud 96

C Coercion and Crime 96

Second Part: Morality 109

1 Purpose and Responsibility 115

2 Intention and Welfare 118

3 Good and Conscience 126

Third Part: Ethical Life 154

1 The Family 162

A Marriage 163

B The Family's Resources 171

C The Education of Children and the Dissolution of the Family 172

2 Civil Society 180

A The System of Needs 186

a The Nature of Need and its Satisfaction 187

b The Nature of Work 190

c Resources 191

B The Administration of justice 197

a Right as Law 198

b The Existence [Dasein] of the Law 203

c The Court of Law 208

C The Police and the Corporation 215

a Police [or the public authority] 215

b The Corporation 224

3 The State 228

A Right within the State 235

1 The Internal Constitution for itself 256

a The Crown 263

b The Executive Power 277

c The Legislative Power 284

2 External Sovereignty 304

B Right between States 311

C World History 315

Explanatory Notes 324

Index 364

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