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Author Goodfield, Eric Lee
Title Hegel and the metaphysical frontiers of political theory / Eric Lee Goodfield
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  JC233.H46 G66 2014    AVAILABLE    30560400484249
 CLP Library  147.51 G651    AVAILABLE    30580003116683
Descript ix, 251 pages ; 25 cm
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Series Routledge innovations in political theory ; 58
Routledge innovations in political theory ; 58
Note "For over one hundred and fifty years G.W.F. Hegel's ghost has haunted theoretical understanding and practice. His opponents first, and later his defenders, have equally identified their programs against and with his. In this way Hegel's political thought has both situated and displaced modern political theorizing. This book takes the reception of Hegel's political thought as a lens through which contemporary positivist and liberal prerogatives are exposed. It traces the nineteenth century origins of the positivist revolt against Hegel's legacy forward to political science's turn away from philosophical tradition in the twentieth century. The book critically reviews the subsequent revisionist trend that has eliminated his metaphysics from contemporary considerations of his political thought. It then moves to re-evaluate their relation and defend their inseparability in his major work on politics: the Philosophy of Right. Against this background, the book concludes with an argument for the inherent metaphysical dimension of political theorizing itself. Goodfield takes Hegel's reception, representation, as well as rejection in the English-speaking world as a mirror in which its metaphysical presuppositions of the political are exceptionally well reflected. It is through such reflection, he argues, that we may begin to come to terms with them. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of Hegel, modern political thought, political philosophy and political theory"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Political and social views
Natural law
State, The
Political science -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century
Political science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century
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