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Hegel's Doppelsatz: A Neutral Reading

Robert Stern

in Hegelian Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239108
eISBN:
9780191716942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239108.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In the Preface to the Philosophy of Right, Hegel writes that ‘what is rational is actual; and what is actual is rational’. This so-called Doppelsatz has been much discussed, with commentators ... More


System

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a very general picture of Hegel's system and its logic. The aim is to provide a view that is acceptable both to commentators who believe that Hegel presents a strong ... More


Introduction

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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 ... More


Hegel’s Discussion of Property

Jeremy Waldron

in The Right to Private Property

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239376
eISBN:
9780191679902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239376.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hegel's account of property in the Philosophy of Right provides the best example of a sustained argument in favour of private ownership which is GR-based, in the sense given to that term. This ... More


The Right to Private Property

Jeremy Waldron

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239376
eISBN:
9780191679902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239376.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Can the right to private property be claimed as one of the ‘rights of mankind’? This is the central question of this examination of the subject of private property. This book contrasts two types of ... More


Hegel and Free Will

Christopher Yeomans

in Freedom and Reflection: Hegel and the Logic of Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794522
eISBN:
9780199919253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794522.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In addition to setting out the problem of free will as a problem generated by our commitment to the explicability of the world or the principle of sufficient reason, this chapter accomplishes two ... More


A Civic Humanist Idea of Freedom

Alan Patten

in Hegel's Idea of Freedom

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251568
eISBN:
9780191598180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251568.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Explores and partially defends Hegel's claim that freedom is most fully realized through membership in the modern state. It contrasts Hegel's ‘civic humanist’ understanding of this claim with the ... More


Conclusion

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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 ... More


Property

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins by explaining how the section ‘Subjective Spirit’ is related to the Philosophy of Right. Central to this explanation is the development of the free will from one section to the ... More


Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Thom Brooks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

G. W. F. Hegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. It is broadly agreed that Hegel intended this ... More


Monarchy

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of G. W. F. Hegel's Philosophy of Right for contemporary interpreters is its discussion of the constitutional monarch. This chapter first argues that ... More


Punishment

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Amongst contemporary theorists, the most widespread interpretation of Hegel's theory of punishment is that it is a retributivist theory of annulment, where punishments cancel the performance of ... More


Family

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter adopts the following approach to interpreting Hegel's views: When we judge the arguments of the Philosophy of Right we are not speaking of Hegel, the person, as a judge we should avoid ... More


Hegel, Marx, and the Novelization of Tragedy

Richard Halpern

in Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226433653
eISBN:
9780226433790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433790.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Tragic drama is eclipsed by the novel in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries before returning in a form that has itself become partially novelized. Contemporaneous philosophical treatments of ... More


Freedom and Subjectivity in Modern Society: Re-reading Hegel's Philosophy of Right

Robert Fine and Rolando Vázquez

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter provides an explanation of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, a founding text for the social theory of law. It examines the contrast between Hegel's recognition of subjective freedom as the ... More


Introduction: Hegel's Crises

in Hegel's Laws: The Legitimacy of a Modern Legal Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804750301
eISBN:
9780804779418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804750301.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Hegel's legal philosophy. It then presents the story of his life, covering his education, the influence of his university friends, his career, ... More


In What Sense is Hegel’s Philosophy of Right “Based” on His Science of Logic?: Remarks on the Logic of Justice

Robert B. Pippin

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: On the Normative Significance of Method and System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778165
eISBN:
9780191823619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778165.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hegel famously says in the “Preface” to The Philosophy of Right that that outline or Grundriss presupposes “the speculative mode of cognition.” This is to be contrasted with what he calls “the old ... More


Hegel's Idea of Freedom

Alan Patten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251568
eISBN:
9780191598180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251568.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The book offers the first full‐length treatment in English of Hegel's idea of freedom. It explores his theory of what it is for an individual to be free and his account of the social and political ... More


Hegel Made Visible

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the life and works of Hegel. Hegel was born in 1770 in the city of Stuttgart, capital of Württemberg, a Protestant enclave in generally Catholic southern Germany. He went to ... More


Agency as True Necessity

Christopher Yeomans

in Freedom and Reflection: Hegel and the Logic of Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794522
eISBN:
9780199919253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794522.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter applies the results of chapter 7 (i.e., the reconstruction of Hegel's theory of modality) to the problem of chapter 6 (i.e., the modal concern that agency requires alternate ... More


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