Philosophy of Right

ISBN-10: 0486445631

ISBN-13: 9780486445632

Edition: 2005

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Description: Hegel's 1821 classic offers a comprehensive view of his influential system, in which he applies his most important concept--the dialectics--to law, rights, morality, the family, economics, and the state. The philosopher defines universal right as the synthesis between the thesis of an individual acting in accordance with the law and the occasional conflict of an antithetical desire to follow private convictions. The state, he declares, must permit individuals to satisfy both demands, thereby realizing social harmony and prosperity--the perfect synthesis. Further, Hegel renounces the French Revolution and republican government in favor of an idealized form of a constitutional monarchy, in which ultimate power rests with the sovereign.

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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) was perhaps the most systematic of the post-Kantian idealist German philosophers. T. M. Knox translated many of Hegel's works into English. Harry Burrows Acton (1908-1974) was a British academic philosopher known for defending the morality of capitalism. John R. Silber was president of Boston University from 1971 until 1996.

Translator's Preface
Author's Preface
Introduction: Conception of the Philosophy of Right, Conception of the Will, of Freedom, and of Right
Division of the Work
Abstract Right
Property
Possession
Use
Relinquishment
Transition from Property to Contract
Contract
Wrong
Unpremeditated (Civil) Wrong
Fraud
Violence and Crime
Transition from Right to Morality
Morality
Purpose and Responsibility
Intention and Well-being
The Good and Conscience
Moral Forms of Evil. Hypocrisy, Probability, Good Intention, Conviction, Irony
Transition from Morality to the Ethical System
Ethical Observance
The Family
Marriage
Family Means
Education of Children and Disruption of the Family
Transition of the Family into the Civic Community
The Civic Community
The System of Wants
Want and its Satisfaction
Labour
Wealth and the Classes or Estates
Administration of Justice
Right as Law
Law as Established
The Court
Police and the Corporation
The Police
The Corporation
The State
Constitutional Law
The State Constitution
The Prince
The Executive
The Legislature
Foreign Polity
International Law
World-History
Index of Words
Index of Subjects
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