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Outlines of the Philosophy of Right : World's Classics - G. W. F. Hegel

Outlines of the Philosophy of Right

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 10th July 2008
ISBN: 9780192806109
Number Of Pages: 432

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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 shows 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, and this newly revised translation makes it more accessible than ever. This edition incorporates Hegel's lecture notes within the text and provides a glossary of key terms, up-to-date bibliography, and invaluable notes.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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a valuable contribution to our understanding of Hegel's political thought. * D.N Byrne, History of Political Thought *

Excerpts from T. M. Knox's Foreword
A Chronology of G. W. F. Hegel
Outlines of the Philosophy of Right
Prefacep. 3
Introductionp. 17
First Part: Abstract Rightp. 53
Propertyp. 57
Taking Possessionp. 67
Use of the Thingp. 71
Alienation of Propertyp. 77
Contractp. 84
Wrongp. 93
Non-malicious Wrongp. 94
Fraudp. 96
Coercion and Crimep. 96
Second Part: Moralityp. 109
Purpose and Responsibilityp. 115
Intention and Welfarep. 118
Good and Consciencep. 126
Third Part: Ethical Lifep. 154
The Familyp. 162
Marriagep. 163
The Family's Resourcesp. 171
The Education of Children and the Dissolution of the Familyp. 172
Civil Societyp. 180
The System of Needsp. 186
The Nature of Need and its Satisfactionp. 187
The Nature of Workp. 190
Resourcesp. 191
The Administration of justicep. 197
Right as Lawp. 198
The Existence [Dasein] of the Lawp. 203
The Court of Lawp. 208
The Police and the Corporationp. 215
Police [or the public authority]p. 215
The Corporationp. 224
The Statep. 228
Right within the Statep. 235
The Internal Constitution for itselfp. 256
The Crownp. 263
The Executive Powerp. 277
The Legislative Powerp. 284
External Sovereigntyp. 304
Right between Statesp. 311
World Historyp. 315
Explanatory Notesp. 324
Indexp. 364
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ISBN: 9780192806109
ISBN-10: 0192806106
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 10th July 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.3

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