Hegel Political Writings

  • Filename: hegel-political-writings.
  • ISBN: 0521459753
  • Release Date: 1999-08-05
  • Number of pages: 357
  • Author: Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This major addition to the series of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought seeks to give students with no specialist knowledge access to both the practical and the metaphysical aspects of Hegel's political thought. The ethical and metaphysical texts in this collection both illuminate and contrast with those political and historical texts in which Hegel draws important conclusions about the modern world from remarkable comparative analyses of recent developments in England, France and Germany. The translator of these texts, H. B. Nisbet, was responsible for the acclaimed rendition of Hegel's Philosophy of Right already published in this series, and Lawrence Dickey's lucid editorial commentary introduces this distinctive corpus of political writing by one of the very greatest thinkers in the European tradition. A full chronology, explanatory annotation, glossary and bibliography are appended to aid the student reader.

Western Political Thought

  • Filename: western-political-thought.
  • ISBN: 0719035694
  • Release Date: 1995-01
  • Number of pages: 342
  • Author: Robert Eccleshall
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

This is a guide to the vast amount of literature on the history of political thought which has appeared in English since 1945. The editors provide an annotation of the content of many entries and, where appropriate, indicate their significance, controversial nature and readability.

Hegel s Political Philosophy problems and Perspectives

  • Filename: hegel-s-political-philosophy-problems-and-perspectives.
  • ISBN: 0521081238
  • Release Date: 1971
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: Z. A. Pelczynski
  • Publisher: CUP Archive

Originally published in 1971, this volume was created to commemorate the bicentenary of Hegel's birth in 1770. Thirteen essays are included from experts with diverse approaches, concentrating on the central issues of Hegel's political philosophy, and covering all of the major political works. These essays demonstrate the vitality of Hegel's philosophical perspective, engaging the reader and providing a way into the often difficult explication of his ideas. Whilst this is a commemorative edition, and the views put forward are broadly sympathetic, a critical distance is maintained, allowing for numerous fresh insights. Accessible and highly informative, this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Hegelian thought and its political implications.


  • Filename: hegel.
  • ISBN: 0631133348
  • Release Date: 1983-01
  • Number of pages: 253
  • Author: Raymond Plant
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Philosophy is one of the most intimidating and difficult of disciplines, as any of its students can attest. This book is an important entry in a distinctive new series from Routledge: "The Great Philosophers." Breaking down obstacles to understanding the ideas of history's greatest thinkers, these brief, accessible, and affordable volumes offer essential introductions to the great philosophers of the Western tradition from Plato to Wittgenstein.In just 64 pages, each author, a specialist on his subject, places the philosopher and his ideas into historical perspective. Each volume explains, in simple terms, the basic concepts, enriching the narrative through the effective use of biographical detail. And instead of attempting to explain the philosopher's entire intellectual history, which can be daunting, this series takes one central theme in each philosopher's work, using it to unfold the philosopher's thoughts.

The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx

  • Filename: the-social-and-political-thought-of-karl-marx.
  • ISBN: 0521096197
  • Release Date: 1968
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Shlomo Avineri
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ever since the discovery of Marx's Early Writings, most of the literature concerned with Marx's intellectual development has centred around the so-called gap between the 'young' Marx, who was considered to be a humanist thinker, and the 'older' Marx, who was held to be a determinist with little concern for anything outside his narrow theory of historical materialism. Dr Avineri claims that such a gap between the 'young' and 'older' Marx did not exist. He supports his claim by a detailed study of the whole corpus of Marx's writing on social and political thought.

Great Thinkers in 60 Minutes Volume 1

  • Filename: great-thinkers-in-60-minutes-volume-1.
  • ISBN: 9783741241451
  • Release Date: 2016-08-04
  • Number of pages: 568
  • Author: Walther Ziegler
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

"Great Thinkers in 60 Minutes” is the first ‘omnibus’ volume drawn from the popular book-series of the same name. It comprises the five books, already published as separate volumes, “Plato in 60 Minutes”, “Rousseau in 60 Minutes”, “Smith in 60 Minutes”, “Kant in 60 Minutes”, and “Hegel in 60 Minutes”. Each short study sums up the key idea at the heart of each respective thinker and asks the question: “Of what use is this key idea to us today?” But above all the philosophers get to speak for themselves. Their most important statements are prominently presented, as direct quotations, in speech balloons with appropriate graphics, with exact indication of the source of each quote in the author’s works. Between 40 and 80 representative passages are given from the work of each of the five philosophers. This light-hearted but nonetheless scholarly precise rendering of the ideas of each thinker makes it easy for the reader to acquaint him- or herself with the great questions of our lives. Because every philosopher who has achieved global fame has posed the “question of meaning”: what is it that holds, at the most essential level, the world together? There have emerged here a range of very different answers. In Plato, for example, the “Idea of the Good” is that to which we need to open our souls; in Rousseau, it is rather only in our own original nature that we need to trust; in Adam Smith, it is in self-interest, which spurs on each individual and is finally transformed, by an “invisible hand”, into the common good; in Kant it is the application of Reason which frees us and makes us capable of extraordinary moral actions; and in Hegel, finally, everything is held together by the dialectical self-development of the World-Spirit, which drives onward from epoch to epoch through the deeds of individuals and of nations until it has finally reached its great goal. In other words, the meaning of the world and thus of our own lives remains, among philosophers, a topic of great controversy. One thing, though, is sure: each of these five thinkers struck, from his own perspective, one brilliant spark out of that complex crystal that is the truth.

Fifty Major Thinkers on Education

  • Filename: fifty-major-thinkers-on-education.
  • ISBN: 9781134735945
  • Release Date: 2002-09-11
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Joy Palmer
  • Publisher: Routledge

In this unique work some of today's greatest educators present concise, accessible summaries of the great educators of the past. Covering a time-span from 500 BC to the early twentieth century each essay gives key biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, an assessment of their impact and influence, a list of their major writings and suggested further reading. Together with Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education, this book provides a unique reference guide for all students of education.


  • Filename: hegel.
  • ISBN: 0521291992
  • Release Date: 1977-05-12
  • Number of pages: 580
  • Author: Charles Taylor
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A major and comprehensive study of the philosophy of Hegel, his place in the history of ideas, and his continuing relevance and importance. Professor Taylor relates Hegel to the earlier history of philosophy and, more particularly, to the central intellectual and spiritual issues of his own time. He engages with Hegel sympathetically, on Hegel's own terms and, as the the subject demands, in detail. We are made to grasp the interconnections of the system without being overwhelmed or overawed by its technicality. We are shown its importance and its limitations, and are enabled to stand back from it.


  • Filename: hegel.
  • ISBN: 0521389127
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 459
  • Author: Laurence Dickey
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This major study of Hegel's intellectual development up to the writing of The Phenomonology of Spirit argues that his work is best understood in the context of the liberalisation of German Protestantism in the eighteenth century.

Fifty Key Thinkers on History

  • Filename: fifty-key-thinkers-on-history.
  • ISBN: 0415169828
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 363
  • Author: Marnie Hughes-Warrington
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

A guide to historiography through the ages. The cross-section of debates and thinkers covered takes in figures from the ancient world to the modern and from China to Europe, from America to Australia.

The Political Economic Foundation of Democratic Capitalism

  • Filename: the-political-economic-foundation-of-democratic-capitalism.
  • ISBN: 9781599424248
  • Release Date: 2007-05
  • Number of pages: 468
  • Author: Alan Ertl
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers

In The Political Economic Foundation of Democratic Capitalism, Dr. Alan Ertl traces the development of the modern notions of Democracy and Capitalism, specifically the unique and seemingly at-odds combination of the two ideas that has grown to form the political-economic system of democratic-capitalism. An understanding of this system is essential to political and economic studies; the studies of those nations currently striving to develop Capitalism as their economic base would benefit from the separate analyses of Democracy and Capitalism, how the two concepts compare and contrast, and how the two ideas have combined to form a complex system of government.

Political Ideas in the Romantic Age

  • Filename: political-ideas-in-the-romantic-age.
  • ISBN: 9781400852819
  • Release Date: 2014-05-25
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

This new edition features the previously unpublished delivery text of Berlin’s inaugural lecture as a professor at Oxford, which derives from this volume and stands as the briefest and most pithy version of his famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty." Political Ideas in the Romantic Age is the only book in which the great intellectual historian Isaiah Berlin lays out in one continuous account most of his key insights about the period he made his own. Written for a series of lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1952, and heavily revised and expanded by Berlin afterward, the book argues that the political ideas of 1760-1830 are still largely ours, down to the language and metaphors they are expressed in. Berlin provides a vivid account of some of the era’s most influential thinkers, including Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, Helvetius, Condorcet, Saint-Simon, and Schelling. Written in Berlin’s characteristically accessible style, this is his longest single text. Distilling his formative early work and containing much that is not to be found in his famous essays, the book is of great interest both for what it reveals about the continuing influence of Romantic political thinking and for what it shows about the development of Berlin’s own influential thought. The book has been carefully prepared by Berlin's longtime editor Henry Hardy, and Joshua L. Cherniss provides an illuminating introduction that sets it in the context of Berlin's life and work.

Hegel s Critique of Liberalism

  • Filename: hegel-s-critique-of-liberalism.
  • ISBN: 0226763501
  • Release Date: 1991-09-10
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Steven B. Smith
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In Hegel's Critique of Liberalism, Steven B. Smith examines Hegel's critique of rights-based liberalism and its relevance to contemporary political concerns. Smith argues that Hegel reformulated classic liberalism, preserving what was of value while rendering it more attentive to the dynamics of human history and the developmental structure of the moral personality. Hegel's goal, Smith suggests, was to find a way of incorporating both the ancient emphasis on the dignity and even architectonic character of political life with the modern concern for freedom, rights, and mutual recognition. Smith's insightful analysis reveals Hegel's relevance not only to contemporary political philosophers concerned with normative issues of liberal theory but also to political scientists who have urged a revival of the state as a central concept of political inquiry.

Canadian Idealism and the Philosophy of Freedom

  • Filename: canadian-idealism-and-the-philosophy-of-freedom.
  • ISBN: 9780773537989
  • Release Date: 2011-05-18
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Robert Meynell
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

Twentieth-century Canada fostered a range of great minds, but the country’s diversity and wide range of academic fields have led to their ideas being portrayed as the work of isolated thinkers. Canadian Idealism and the Philosophy of Freedom contests this assumption by linking the works of C.B. Macpherson, George Grant, and Charles Taylor to demonstrate the presence of a Canadian intellectual tradition.

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