Philosophy of Right

Philosophy of Right

Paperback Dover Philosophical Classics

By (author) G. W. F. Hegel, Translated by S.W. Dyde

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 206mm x 15mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486445631
  • ISBN 13: 9780486445632
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  • Sales rank: 90,685

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Complete and unabridged, this edition of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's 1821 classic offers a comprehensive view of the philosopher's influential system. In the "Philosophy of Right, " Hegel applies his most important concept -- the dialectics -- to law, rights, morality, the family, economics, and the state. The last of Hegel's works to be published in his lifetime, this volume combines moral and political philosophy to form a sociologic view dominated by the idea of the state. Hegel defines universal right as the synthesis between the thesis of an individual acting in accordance with the law and the occasional conflict of an antithetical desire to follow private convictions. The state, he declares, must permit individuals to satisfy both demands, thereby realizing social harmony and prosperity--the perfect synthesis. Further, Hegel renounces his formerly favorable assessment of the French Revolution and rejects the republican form of government, suggesting instead an idealized form of a constitutional monarchy, in which ultimate power rests with the sovereign.

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Table of contents

Translator's Preface Author's Preface Introduction. Conception of the Philosophy of Right, Conception of the Will, of Freedom, and of Right Division of the Work First Part: Abstract Right: §§34-104. First Section. Property   A. Possession   B. Use   C. Relinquishment Transition from Property to Contract Second Section. Contract Third Section. Wrong   A. Unpremeditated (Civil) Wrong   B. Fraud   C. Violence and Crime Transition from Right to Morality Second Part: Morality: §§105-141. First Section. Purpose and Responsibility Second Section. Intention and Well-being Third Section. The Good and Conscience Moral Forms of Evil. Hypocrisy, Probability, Good Intention, Conviction, Irony Transition from Morality to the Ethical System Third Part: Ethical Observance: §§142-360. First Section. The Family   A. Marriage   B. Family Means   C. Education of Children and Disruption of the Family   Transition of the Family into the Civic Community Second Section. The Civic Community   A. The System of Wants     a. Want and its Satisfaction     b. Labour     c. Wealth and the Classes or Estates   B. Administration of Justice     a. Right as Law     b. Law as Established     c. The Court   C. Police and the Corporation     a. The Police     b. The Corporation Third Section. The State   A. Constitutional Law     I. The State Constitution       a. The Prince       b. The Executive       c. The Legislature     II. Foreign Polity   B. International Law   C. World-history Index of Words Index of Subjects