Hegel on Freedom and Authority

Author(s): Renato Cristi

Language: English

Genre(s): Philosophy History

Series: Political Philosophy Now

  • September 2005 · 208pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708318737
  • ·Paperback - 9780708318720

About The Book

Hegel's concept of civil society endorses a market economy and a liberal outlook. But his concept of state culminates in an authoritarian prince who is protector of the constitution. The tensions and contradictions that plague Hegel's liberal society that cannot be resolved by its own civil institutions, motivate his conservative authoritarianism.

Contents

The Hegelsche Mitte and Hegel’s Monarch; The Epistemology of Authoritarian Liberalism; Property and Recognition; Liberal Civil Society; Authoritarian State; Hegel and Roman Liberalism; The Hegelsche Mitte in 2000

About the Author(s)

Renato Cristi

Renato Cristi is Professor of Philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has published books on Hegel and Schmitt.

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