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The State and Civil Society : Studies in Hegel's Political Philosophy - Z. A. Pelczynski

The State and Civil Society

Studies in Hegel's Political Philosophy

Paperback Published: 31st December 1984
ISBN: 9780521289696
Number Of Pages: 340

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The state and civil society were first distinguished by Hegel in The Philosophy of Right as two stages in the dialectical development from the family to the nation. The distinction has remained perhaps the most vital of Hegel's discoveries in political philosophy, though its importance is not confined to the interpretation of Hegel's own views. The essays in this volume, focus on this distinction in their consideration of Hegel's political philosophy - his attempted (re)construction of modern ethical life. Not all the contributors agree in their assessment of Hegel, and they approach his views from a number of directions: setting them against their historical background, critically interpreting them in the context of his own thought and of the subsequent tradition, and evaluating how far they help us to understand present social reality. In past years Hegel's political thought has been the subject of a remarkable growth of interest.

Introduction: the significance of Hegel's separation of the state and civil society
From self-consciousness to community: act and recognition in the master-slave relationship
Hegel, Plato and Greek 'sittlichkeit'
Political community and individual freedom in Hegel's philosophy of state
Hegel's radical idealism: family and state as ethical communities
Hegel's concept of the state and Marx's early critique
Towards a new systematic reading of Hegel's Philosophy of right
Propaganda and analysis: the background to Hegel's article on the English Reform
Obligation, contract and exchange: on the significance of Hegel's abstract right
Hegel on work, ownership and citizenship
Subjectivity and civil society
The dialectic of civil society
Hegel on identity and legitimation Raymond Plant
Economy, utility and community in Hegel's theory of civil society
Nation, civil society, state: Hegelian sources of the Marxian non-theory of nationality
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ISBN: 9780521289696
ISBN-10: 0521289696
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 31st December 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.5