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Hegel's Political PhilosophyA Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right$
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Thom Brooks

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625741

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Hegel's Political Philosophy
Author(s):

Thom Brooks

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0001

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

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