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AuthorPeperzak, Adriaan T. author
TitleModern Freedom [electronic resource] : Hegel's Legal, Moral, and Political Philosophy / by Adriaan T. Peperzak
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2001
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Descript XXVI, 675 p. online resource


'0 ̃{oc; ̃paxuc;, ̃ Oยฃ 'tยฃXVll ã1(pft (Hippokrates) That life is short needs no proof when we are engaged in ambitious projects. When I began this book, almost forty years ago, I did not forsee that its completion would take such a long time, although I was well aware that some of Hegel's texts stubbornly resist a thorough deciphering of their meaning and argumentaยญ tion. Having written a dissertation on the young Hegel's moral, political, and religious philosophy (Lejeune Hegel et la vision morale du monde, 1960'), I was asked to teach ethics, social philosophy, and philosophy of law at various universities of The Netherlands. While studying and teaching the classics of ethics and politics, I began to focus on the textbook that Hegel had written for his courses on practical philosophy: Elements of the Philosophy of Right (1820). The first result of my research was a study of the historical and philosophical context of this text (Philosophy and Politics: A Commentary on the Preface to Hegel's Philosophy of Right, 1981/1987), but the interpretation of its content proceeded slowly. While conยญ ferences and colloquia occasioned fragments whose traces can be found in the following pages, the ramifications of Hegel's thought and the overwhelming amount of secondary literature demanded a great deal of time and attention and other interests continued to interrupt the project


Preface -- Abbreviations -- Metaphysics? -- Philosophy and Historical Reconstruction -- Purpose -- Systematic Connections -- Student Notes -- Genetic Connections -- Sources -- Texts and Translations -- Exegesis -- Commentary -- Obscurities -- Reconstruction -- The Place of the Rechtsphilosophie -- The Historical Context -- Plan -- A Selection of Studies -- I. LOGIC -- Truth -- Reason (Vernunft) and Intellect (Verstand) (Enc A 1โ{128}{147}3) -- Aristotle on Thought -- The Identity of Thought and Being -- Onto-theo-logy -- Hegel's Logic and Its Role in His Philosophy of Right -- Comprehension -- Deduction -- Self-Determination -- Concept-Judgment-Syllogism -- Finitude and Infinity -- Sollen -- Hegel's Pantheism -- From Substance to Subject -- The Logic of the Grundlinien -- Plan and Procedure -- II. SPIRIT -- The Context of Right (Grl 1โ{128}{147}2 and 4) -- Spirit (Enc A 299โ{128}{147}399) -- Schema of the Encyclopedia -- The Abstract Concept of Spirit (Enc A 299โ{128}{147}305) -- Philosophy of Spirit (Enc A 305โ{128}{147}307) -- Phenomenology and Philosophy of Spirit (Enc A 329โ{128}{147}362) -- Consciousness (Enc A 329โ{128}{147}334) -- How Consciousness Becomes Rational (Enc A 335โ{128}{147}363) -- Interpretation of Enc A 345โ{128}{147}362 -- Spirit (Enc A 363) -- The Concept of Spirit (Enc A 363โ{128}{147}366) -- The Identity of Intelligence and Will (Enc A 366โ{128}{147}388) -- III. FROM FREE WILL TO RIGHT -- The Subject Matter of the Philosophy of Right (ยงยง 1โ{128}{147}2) -- Natural and Positive Right (ยง 3) -- Spirit-Will-Right (ยง 4) -- The Deduction of Right in Grl 1โ{128}{147}33 and Enc A 388โ{128}{147}401 -- The Will as Practical Reason (Enc A 386โ{128}{147}387) -- The Deduction in Grl 1โ{128}{147}32 -- Rรฉsumรฉ (Grl 5โ{128}{147}30) -- A Schematic Overview (Grl 1โ{128}{147}33) -- Right (Grl 29โ{128}{147}30) -- Method (Grl 31โ{128}{147}32) -- Division (Grl 33) -- IV. PERSON AND PROPERTY -- Immediate Right (ยงยง 34โ{128}{147}39) -- Sollen (ยง 36) -- The Foundation of Abstract Right (ยง 36) -- The Differentiation of Immediate Right (ยง 40) -- Property (ยงยง 41โ{128}{147}70) -- Intermezzo -- Life, Body, Property (ยงยง 47โ{128}{147}48) -- The Genesis of Property (ยงยง 49โ{128}{147}52) -- Personality and Interpersonality (ยงยง 49R and 51) -- Rethinking Private Law (ยงยง 53 ff.) -- Singularity or Mutuality? -- Discussion -- Appropriation (ยงยง 54โ{128}{147}64) -- Slavery (ยงยง 35R, 57R, and 66R) -- V. CONTRACT AND CRIME -- Contract (ยงยง 71โ{128}{147}81) -- Crime and Punishment (ยงยง 82โ{128}{147}103) -- The Fragility of (Abstract) Right (ยง 81) -- VI. MORALITY -- Morality in Enc (1817) ยงยง 415โ{128}{147}429 -- Morality in the Grundlinien ยงยง 103โ{128}{147}140 -- VII. SITTLICHKEIT -- The Concept of Sittlichkeit (ยง 142) -- The Structure of ยงยง 142โ{128}{147}156 -- Analysis -- Consequences for Moral Behavior and Ethics -- Hegel's Concrete Ethics -- VIII. THE FAMILY -- Love (ยงยง 158โ{128}{147}168) -- Unity and Dispersion (ยงยง 169โ{128}{147}172 and 178โ{128}{147}181) -- Education (ยงยง 173โ{128}{147}177) -- IX. SOCIETY -- Civil Society According to the Encyclopedia (BC 518โ{128}{147}538) -- X. THE STATE -- The State and โ{128}{156}The Stateโ{128}{157} (ยงยง 257โ{128}{147}260) -- The State Is Not a Contract: Part One (ยงยง 258R and 75) -- Philosophy and History (ยงยง 258R and M-32) -- The State Is Not a Contract: Part Two (ยง 258R) -- Against Historicism (ยง 258R and note) -- State-Family-Civil Society (ยงยง 261โ{128}{147}265) -- Constitution and Political Disposition (ยงยง 266โ{128}{147}270) -- Politics and Religion (ยง 270R) -- Discussion About Constitutional Law (ยงยง 271 ff.) -- Constitution (ยงยง 271โ{128}{147}273) -- The People (ยง 274) -- The Constitutional Monarchy (ยงยง 265โ{128}{147}267; 272โ{128}{147}274) -- The Rational Organization of the State (ยงยง 260โ{128}{147}274) -- The State Is a Monarchy (ยงยง 275โ{128}{147}286) -- Hereditary Monarchy (ยงยง 280โ{128}{147}281) -- Universality and Particularity of the Monarch (ยงยง 283โ{128}{147}286) -- The Monarch According to the Course of 1817โ{128}{147}18 -- The Government (Regierungsgewalt, ยงยง 287โ{128}{147}297) -- The Legislative Power (ยงยง 298โ{128}{147}314) -- The Democratic Element (ยงยง 301โ{128}{147}303) -- The Political Function of the Stรคnde (ยงยง 303โ{128}{147}314) -- Actuality and Reform -- Public Opinion (ยงยง 315โ{128}{147}319) -- Freedom of the Press (ยง 319) -- The State is a Conclusion of Conclusions -- The Sovereign Nation State (ยงยง 320โ{128}{147}329) -- XI. INTERNATIONAL POLITICS -- The International Order (ยงยง 330โ{128}{147}333) -- War (ยงยง 334โ{128}{147}339) -- Humanity and the Nations (ยงยง 336โ{128}{147}337) -- Wartime Law (ยงยง 338โ{128}{147}339) -- Transition to World History (ยง 340) -- XII. WORLD HISTORY -- Weltgeschichte (ยงยง 341โ{128}{147}342) -- History and Wisdom (ยง 343) -- The Nations (ยงยง 344โ{128}{147}351) -- World-Historical Individuals (ยง 348) -- Nation-States and Other Peoples (ยงยง 349โ{128}{147}351) -- Four Realms (ยงยง 352โ{128}{147}360) -- XIII. ETHICS AND RELIGION -- The State Knows What It Wills (ยงยง 257โ{128}{147}270) -- Religion (Enc A 453โ{128}{147}471) -- Religion and State (Grl 270R) -- The Principle of Protestantism (Preface, ยง270R) -- National State and Universal Religion -- Freedom of Religion? (ยง 270R) -- EPILOGUE -- The Nation State -- Individuals -- In tersubjectivity -- Nationalism and Humanity -- Right and Love -- Perfection and Imperfection -- Spirit as Self-Appropriation -- Tasks

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