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Hegel's Philosophy of right
Publication Information:
Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

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viii, 212 p.
pt. 1. Ethics -- pt. 2. Politics -- pt. 3. Law.
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Hegel's Philosophy of Right presents a collection of new essays by leading international philosophers and Hegel scholars that analyze and explore Hegel's key contributions in the areas of ethics, politics, and the law. The most comprehensive collection on Hegel's Philosophy of Right available Features new essays by leading international Hegel interpreters divided in sections of ethics, politics, and law Presents significant new research on Hegel's Philosophy of Right that will set a new standard for future work on the topic

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This collection of new essays is divided into sections on ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. In the section on ethics, Dean Moyar's article takes up the incorporation of deontology and consequentialism in Hegel's ethical theory, while papers from Fabian Freyenhagen and Robert Stern address his much-debated criticism of the "empty formalism" of Kant's ethics. Brooks's essay challenging the accepted view of Hegel as a retributivist on punishment leads off a section on politics. Kimberly Hutchings argues for a critical reading of Hegel's philosophy of the modern state, an approach that Alison Stone also endorses in her piece on Hegel and the family. For both, reading Hegel's political philosophy through postcolonial studies or feminism is consistent with Hegel's historical project. The final two essays by Brooks and Alan Brudner, on Hegel's philosophy of law, problematize Hegel's standing as a natural law theorist. Rather than endorsing an external standard of justice that tests the law, Hegel incorporates elements of natural law and legal positivism. The essays are refreshingly free of complex jargon and, taken together, offer a good sampling of recent work in Hegelian moral and political philosophy. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers. J. A. Gauthier University of Portland

Table of Contents

Thorn BrooksDean MoyarFabian FreyenhagenRobert SternThorn BrooksKimberly HutchingsAlison StoneThorn BrooksAlan Brudner
Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part I Ethicsp. 7
1 Consequentialism and Deontology in the Philosophy of Rightp. 9
2 The Empty Formalism Objection Revisited: §135R and Recent Kantian Responsesp. 43
3 On Hegel's Critique of Kant's Ethics: Beyond the Empty Formalism Objectionp. 73
Part II Politicsp. 101
4 Hegel and the Unified Theory of Punishmentp. 103
5 Hard Work: Hegel and the Meaning of the State in his Philosophy of Rightp. 124
6 Gender, the Family, and the Organic State in Hegel's Political Thoughtp. 143
Part III Lawp. 165
7 Natural Law Internalismp. 167
8 Hegel on the Relation between Law and Justicep. 180
Indexp. 209