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Author Cristi, Renato.

Title Hegel on freedom and authority / Renato Cristi
Published Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Political philosophy now
Political philosophy now.
Contents 1. The Hegelsche Mitte and Hegel's monarch -- 2. Freedom and authority : complexio oppositorum -- 3. The epistemology of freedom and authority -- 4. Property and recognition -- 5. Liberal civil society -- 6. Hegel's constitutional monarchy : monarchical rather than constitutional -- 7. Hegel and Roman liberalism -- 8. Marx's critique of Hegel's philosophy of right : metaphysical not political
Summary "In this book, Renato Cristi argues that, like the Prussian liberal reformers of his time, Hegel was committed to expand the scope of a free economy and concurrently to ensure that the social practice of subjective freedom did not endanger political stability and order. Aware that a system of mutual advantage failed to integrate the members of civil society and that profound social disharmonies were ineradicable, Hegel adopted the views of the French liberal doctrinaires, who sought to realize the principles of the French Revolution by supporting Louis XVIII's sovereign assertion of the monarchical principle. Not surprisingly, Hegel hailed the French Charte of June 1814 as a beacon of freedom. Endorsement of the monarchical principle was meant to prevent the atomized individuals of civil society from gaining control of the state through appeals to popular sovereignty. This challenges most conventional interpretations of Hegel's theory of the state and draws it closer to the conservative-authoritarian end of the political spectrum than is usual." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-213) and indexes
Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1423740785 (electronic bk.)
9781423740780 (electronic bk.)