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Hegel's Political Philosophy: On the Normative Significance of Method and System

Thom Brooks and Sebastian Stein


Hegel famously argues that his speculative method is a foundation for claims about socio-political reality within a wider philosophical system. This systematic approach is thought a superior alternative to all other ways of philosophical thinking. Hegel’s method and system have normative significance for understanding everything from ethics to the state. Hegel’s approach has attracted much debate among scholars about key philosophical questions—and controversy about his proposed answers to them. Is his method and system open to the charge of dogmatism? Are his claims about the rationality of m ... More

Keywords: Hegel, method, philosophy of right, political philosophy, state, system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198778165
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198778165.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thom Brooks, editor
Durham University

Sebastian Stein, editor
Heidelberg University