Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture

Hegel Reconsidered

Beyond Metaphysics and the Authoritarian State

Editors: Engelhardt Jr., H. Tristram, Pinkard, T. (Eds.)

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Much of contemporary philosophy, political theory, and social thought has been shaped directly or indirectly by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, though there is considerable disagreement about how his work should be understood. He has been described both as a metaphysician and characterized as an ironic narrator who anticipated the character of philosophy after metaphysics. His position is equally ambiguous with regard to his political thought. He has been construed both as an enemy of the liberal state and as a friend of freedom.
This volume's revisionist reassessment, building on the scholarship of Klaus Hartmann, explores these ambiguities in favor of a non-metaphysical reading of Hegel's arguments. It also shows how the foundations of his political thought support a liberal democratic state. This reappraisal of Hegel's arguments resituates him as a philosopher who anticipates the difficulties of post-modernity and offers a basis for reassessing ontology, aesthetics, and revolution. Philosophers and those doing work in political theory will find this volume of great interest.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hegel Reconsidered
Book Subtitle
Beyond Metaphysics and the Authoritarian State
Editors
  • H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
  • T. Pinkard
Series Title
Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8378-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8378-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2629-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4349-8
Series ISSN
0928-9518
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 262
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