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Introduction

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625741
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652532 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the reception of G. W. F. Hegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right. It then provides the systematic reading of Hegel's work, and addresses the question of why the non-systematic approach is often a non-metaphysical one. Finally, the chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide a modest systematic reading of the Philosophy of Right (which we might call a weak systematic reading) that demonstrates the necessity of the systematic account.

Keywords: Hegel; Philosophy of Right; systematic reading

Chapter.  4905 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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