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Outlines of the Philosophy of Right (Oxford World's Classics)

Outlines of the Philosophy of Right (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: G. W. F. Hegel - Stephen Houlgate
ISBN 13: 9780192806109
ISBN 10: 192806106
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2008-08-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $19.95

Hegel's Outlines of the Philosophy of Right is one of the greatest works of moral, social, and political philosophy. It contains significant ideas on justice, moral responsibility, family life, economic activity, and the political structure of the state—all matters of profound interest to us today. Hegel shows that genuine human freedom does not consist in doing whatever we please, but involves living with others in accordance with publicly recognized rights and laws. Hegel demonstrates that institutions such as the family and the state provide the context in which individuals can flourish and enjoy full freedom. He also demonstrates that misunderstanding the true nature of freedom can lead to crime, evil, and poverty. His penetrating analysis of the causes of poverty in modern civil society was to be a great influence on Karl Marx. Hegel's study remains one of the most subtle and perceptive accounts of freedom that we possess, and this newly revised translation makes it more accessible than ever. This edition incorporates Hegel's lecture notes within the text and provides a glossary of key terms, up-to-date bibliography, and invaluable notes.