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Hegel Reconsidered : Beyond Metaphysics and the Authoritarian State - H. Tristram Engelhardt

Hegel Reconsidered

Beyond Metaphysics and the Authoritarian State

By: H. Tristram Engelhardt (Editor), Terry P. Pinkard (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1994
ISBN: 9780792326298
Number Of Pages: 262

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Much of contemporary philosophy, political theory, and social thought has been shaped directly or indirectly by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, though there is considerable disagreement about how his work should be understood. He has been described both as a metaphysician and characterized as an ironic narrator who anticipated the character of philosophy after metaphysics. His position is equally ambiguous with regard to his political thought. He has been construed both as an enemy of the liberal state and as a friend of freedom.
This volume's revisionist reassessment, building on the scholarship of Klaus Hartmann, explores these ambiguities in favor of a non-metaphysical reading of Hegel's arguments. It also shows how the foundations of his political thought support a liberal democratic state. This reappraisal of Hegel's arguments resituates him as a philosopher who anticipates the difficulties of post-modernity and offers a basis for reassessing ontology, aesthetics, and revolution. Philosophers and those doing work in political theory will find this volume of great interest.

The Hegelian Project
Hegelian Metaphysics
Hegel's Critique of Kant and Pre-Kantian Metaphysics
On the Theoretical Form of Hegel's Aesthetic
The Cogency of the Logic's Argumentation: Securing the Dialectic's Claim to Justify Categories
The Meta-Ontological Option: On Taking the Existential Turn
The Logic of Contingency
Constitutionalism, Politics, and the Common Life
Revolution as the Foundation of Political Philosophy
Sittlichkeit and Post-Modernity: an Hegelian Reconsideration of the State
Hegel: a Personal Postscript
Bibliography of the Works of Klaus Hartmann
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ISBN: 9780792326298
ISBN-10: 0792326296
Series: Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 30th April 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.25