Alexandre Koj_ve offers a systematic discussion of key themes such as right, justice, law, equality, and autonomy in which he presages our contemporary world of economic globalization and international law. Edited and translated (with Robert Howse) by Bryan-Paul Frost, this is the authoritative English language edition of a monumental work in political philosophy.
Alexandre Koj ve (1902-1968) was the author of the famous Introduction to the Reading of Hegel. He taught at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris), where he gave his famous lectures on Hegel, and later was an influential official in the French Ministry of Economic Affairs. His influence was widespread among post-World War II French thinkers including Aron, Bataille, Lacan, and Sartre, and continues among contemporary intellectuals such as Allan Bloom and Francis Fukuyama.
Chapter 1 Preliminary Remarks Part 2 Droit As Such Chapter 3 Definition of Droit Chapter 4 The Reality of Droit Chapter 5 The Specificity and Autonomy of Droit: The Juridical Activity in its Relations with other Human Activities and the Idea of Justice Part 6 The Origin and Evolution of Droit Chapter 7 The Source of Droit: The Anthropologic Desire for Recognition as the Source of the Idea of Justice Chapter 8 The Birth ofDroit: The Antithetical Justices of the Master and Slave Chapter 9 The evolution of the Droit: The Evolution of the Droit: Synthetic Justice of the Citizen Part 10 The Legal System Chapter 11 Classification for Juridical Phenomena Chapter 12 Basic Study of Some Types of Juridical Phenomena Chapter 13 International Droit, Domestic Droit, and the Plurality of National Juridical Systems Chapter 14 Public Droit Chapter 15 Penal Droit Chapter 16 Private Droit