Hegel's Political Philosophy

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

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A new edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. This is the first book on the subject to take Hegel's system of speculative philosophy seriously as an important component of any robust understanding of this text. Key Features Sets out the difference between 'systematic' and 'non-systematic' readings of 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 This significantly expanded second edition includes: a more detailed explanation of Hegel's philosophical system; two new chapters on his theories of democracy and history; and an appendix detailing the implications this work has for future interpretations of Hegel's philosophy.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.78mm | 436g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0748645098
  • 9780748645091
  • 1,354,682

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

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