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Conclusion

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/9780748625741.003.0010
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This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book has argued for a systematic reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Right. This reading is both consistent with Hegel's own self-understanding of his project and offers a more robust interpretation of the Philosophy of Right, providing a clear advance on existing studies of this text. A principal target throughout has been Allen Wood's influential non-systematic reading of the Philosophy of Right in his Hegel's Ethical Thought. Throughout, a philosophical defence of Hegel's positions has been avoided. Instead, the focus has been to make explicit a more robust understanding of Hegel's positions on important topics in his political and legal philosophy.

Keywords: Hegel; legal philosophy; Philosophy of Right; Allen Wood

Chapter.  1721 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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