Hegel's Philosophy of Right: Subjectivity and Ethical Life (Continuum Studies in Philosophy Annotated edition)

Hegel's Philosophy of Right: Subjectivity and Ethical Life (Continuum Studies in Philosophy Annotated edition)

By: David James (author)Paperback

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In this important new book, David James offers an innovative interpretation of a key element of Hegel's political thought. James seeks to identify the basic aims of Hegel's philosophy of right through an analysis of his approach to subjectivity. He argues that the basic aim of Hegel's philosophy of right is to accommodate subjectivity within a framework of universally valid ethical norms and that an analysis of how Hegel attempts to do this provides a key to understanding his philosophy of right. This in turn makes possible a highly unified interpretation of the project that determines the shape and structure of his theory of modern ethical life. The ways in which Hegel uses the term subjectivity have never before been analysed in sufficient detail. James shows that Hegel's understanding of this term depends very much on the context in which he is using it and by analysing this carefully shows that this concept is essentially related to his theory of freedom. This fascinating book offers a unified interpretation of Hegels philosophy of right and will make an important contribution to the study of Hegel's political thought.

About Author

David James is Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada.


Introduction; 1. The State of Nature; 2. Subjectivity; 3. Modern Ethical Life; 4. The Rationality of Modern Ethical Life; 5. Kant and Hegel on the Right of Rebellion.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826496058
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 172
  • ID: 9780826496058
  • weight: 421
  • ISBN10: 0826496059
  • edition: Annotated edition

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