Hegel's Theory of the Modern State

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 17, 1974 - Philosophy - 252 pages
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This study in English of Hegel's political philosophy presents an overall view of the development of Hegel's political thinking. The author has drawn on Hegel's philosophical works, his political tracts and his personal correspondence. Professor Avineri shows that although Hegel is primarily thought of as a philosopher of the state, he was much concerned with social problems and his concept of the state must be understood in this context.
 

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Contents

Beginnings
1
Positivity and Freedom
13
The Modernization of Germany
34
The New Era
62
Modern Life and Social Reality
81
The Owl of Minerva and the Critical Mind
115
The Political Economy of Modern Society
132
Social Classes Representation and Pluralism
155
The State the Consciousness of Freedom
176
War
194
The English Reform Bill the Social Problem Again
208
History the Progress towards the Consciousness of Freedom
221
Epilogue
239
Bibliography
242
Index
249
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