Hegel's Political Philosophy: On the Normative Significance of Method and System (Hardcover)

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Hegel's Political Philosophy: On the Normative Significance of Method and System (Hardcover)

By Thom Brooks (Editor), Sebastian Stein (Editor)

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Hegel famously argues that his speculative method is a foundation for claims about socio-political reality within a wider philosophical system. This systematic approach is thought a superior alternative to all other ways of philosophical thinking. Hegel's method and system have normative significance for understanding everything from ethics to the state. Hegel's approach has attracted much debate among scholars about key philosophical questions - and controversy about his proposed answers to them. Is his method and system open to the charge of dogmatism? Are his claims about the rationality of monarchy, unequal gender relations, an unelected second parliamentary chamber and a corporation-based economy beyond revision?

This ground-breaking collection of new essays by leading interpreters of Hegel's philosophy is dedicated to the questions that surround Hegel's philosophical method and its relationship to the conclusions of his political philosophy. It contributes to the on-going debate about the importance of a systematic context for political philosophy, the relationship between theoretical and practical philosophy, and engages with contemporary discussions about the shape of a rational social order.
Thom Brooks, Durham University, Sebastian Stein, Heidelberg University Thom Brooks is Professor of Law and Government at Durham University and Dean of Durham Law School. His books include Punishment (2012), Hegel's Political Philosophy (2d 2013) and Becoming British (2016). He is the founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. Sebastian Stein is research associate at the Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg and at the Eberhard-Karls University, Tubingen. His publications include Freedom for free: Hegel on cognition, willing, free mind and the methodological cost of finite freedom in Hegel's Philosophical Psychology, eds. Ziglioli & Herrmann-Sinai (Routledge, 2016) and Hegel and Kant on rational willing: The relevance of method in the Hegel Bulletin.
Product Details ISBN: 9780198778165
ISBN-10: 0198778163
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 4th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English