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Hegel's Ethical Thought - Allen W. Wood

Hegel's Ethical Thought

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1991
ISBN: 9780521377829
Number Of Pages: 316

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This important new study offers a powerful exposition of the ethical theory underlying Hegel's philosophy of society, politics, and history. Professor Wood shows how Hegel applies his theory to such topics as human rights, the justification of legal punishment, criteria of moral responsibility, and the authority of individual conscience. The book includes a critical discussion of Hegel's treatment of other moral philosophers (especially Kant, Fichte and Fries), provides an account of the controversial concept of "ethical life," and shows the relation between the theory and Hegel's critical assessment of modern social institutions. The book is nontechnical and should interest anyone concerned with Hegel's ethical and political thought, including philosophers, political scientists, intellectual historians and students of German culture.

'This is an excellent treatment of a subject which has never been adequately dealt with in English ... His book will be the most important study of Hegelian ethics since Bradley's Ethical Studies.' H. S. Harris, York University

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Hegelian Ethical Theory
Self-actualization
Freedom
Happiness
Abstract Right
Recognition
Persons, property, law
Punishment
Morality
The concept of morality
The moral will
The emptiness of the moral law
Conscience
Ethical Life
Ethical objectivity
Ethical subjectivity
The limits of ethics
Problems of modern ethical life
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521377829
ISBN-10: 052137782X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 22nd April 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.41