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Titel: Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom
Verlag: Yale University Press, New Haven
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover. Jacket's upper edges and spine head are creased; minor shelfwear elsewhere. Hardcover's spine ends are a little bumped. Pages remain clean and sound throughout; all text is clear. TS. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 430039
Inhaltsangabe: Human freedom is the central theme of modern political philosophy, and G. W. F. Hegel offers perhaps the most profound and systematic modern attempt to understand the state as the realization of human freedom. In this comprehensive examination of Hegel's philosophy of freedom, Paul Franco traces the development of Hegel's ideas of freedom, situates them within his general philosophical system, and relates them to the larger tradition of modern political philosophy. Franco then applies Hegel's understanding of liberty to certain problems in contemporary political theory. He argues that Hegel offers a powerful reformulation of liberalism that escapes many of the problematic assumptions of traditional liberal doctrine and yet avoids falling into the romantic and relativistic excesses of a substantial communitarianism.
Devoting the major portion of his attention to Hegel's masterpiece the Philosophy of Right, published in 1821, Franco provides a clear and nontechnical guide to the challenging arguments Hegel presents. Franco establishes the necessary context within which to understand the work and draws on Hegel's other writings, including the unpublished lecture notes, to Illuminate it. For the Hegel specialist as well as the reader with a more general interest in political philosophy and modern intellectual history, this book offers significant insights into Hegel's ideas on the theme of human liberty.
Inhaltsangabe: In this examination of Hegel's philosophy of freedom, Paul Franco traces the development of Hegel's ideas, situates them within his general philosophical system, and relates them to the larger tradition of modern political philosophy.
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