Hegels Philosophy of Right: A Readers Guide

Hardcover | June 9, 2007

byDavid Edward Rose

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Hegel's Philosophy of Right is a classic text in the history of Western political thought and one with which all serious students of political philosophy must engage. While it is a hugely important and exciting piece of philosophical writing, Hegel's ideas and style are notoriously difficult to understand and the content is particularly challenging. In Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right': A Reader's Guide, David Rose explains the philosophical and political background against which the book was written and, taking each part of the book in turn, guides the reader to a clear understanding of the text as a whole. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts, offering guidance on


    Philosophical and historical context
    Key themes
    Reading the text
    Reception and Influence
    Further Reading

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Hegel's Philosophy of Right is a classic text in the history of Western political thought and one with which all serious students of political philosophy must engage. While it is a hugely important and exciting piece of philosophical writing, Hegel's ideas and style are notoriously difficult to understand and the content is particular...

David Rose is Lecturer in Philosophical Studies at Newcastle University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:June 9, 2007Publisher:Bloomsbury AcademicLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826487106

ISBN - 13:9780826487100

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Table of Contents

1. Context 2. Overview of Themes 3. Reading the Text 4. Reception and Influence 5. Notes for Further Reading Index

Editorial Reviews

"Any text that serves to bring this difficult philosopher into the mainstream of political theory is to be welcomed...A useful book to give students who wish to prepare themselves quickly for the study of Hegel’s great work…worthwhile purchase for a university library...A clear sure-footed and trustworthy account of a the central doctrines of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right."
History of Political Thought, 2009