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Hegel's Philosophy of Right

Thom Brooks (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-35423-2 December 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 224 Pages


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
Notes on Contributors vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1
Thom Brooks

Part I Ethics 7

1 Consequentialism and Deontology in the Philosophy of Right 9
Dean Moyar

2 The Empty Formalism Objection Revisited: x135R and Recent Kantian Responses 43
Fabian Freyenhagen

3 On Hegel's Critique of Kant's Ethics: Beyond the Empty Formalism Objection 73
Robert Stern

Part II Politics 101

4 Hegel and the Unified Theory of Punishment 103
Thom Brooks

5 Hard Work: Hegel and the Meaning of the State in his Philosophy of Right 124
Kimberly Hutchings

6 Gender, the Family, and the Organic State in Hegel's Political Thought 143
Alison Stone

Part III Law 165

7 Natural Law Internalism 167
Thom Brooks

8 Hegel on the Relation between Law and Justice 180
Alan Brudner

Index 209

“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.”  (Choice, 1 October 2012)