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The Resource Foundations of Hegel's social theory : actualizing freedom, Frederick Neuhouser

Foundations of Hegel's social theory : actualizing freedom, Frederick Neuhouser

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Foundations of Hegel's social theory : actualizing freedom
Title
Foundations of Hegel's social theory
Title remainder
actualizing freedom
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Neuhouser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study examines the philosophical foundations of Hegel's social theory by articulating the normative standards at work in his claim that the central social institutions of the modern era are rational or good
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OCLCE
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Neuhouser, Frederick
Dewey number
301/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
HM477.G3
LC item number
N48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Social sciences
  • Sociology
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Political and social views
  • Social sciences
  • Sociology
  • Germany
  • Sozialphilosophie
  • Sociale filosofie
  • Vrijheid
Summary expansion
The author's purpose is to understand the philosophical foundations of Hegel's social theory by articulating the normative standards at work in his claim that the three central social institutions of the modern era--the nuclear family, civil society, and the constitutional state--are rational or good. Its central question is: what, for Hegel, makes a rational social order rational? In addressing this question the book aspires to be faithful to Hegel's texts and to articulate a compelling theory of rational social institutions; its aim is not only to interpret Hegel correctly but also to demonstrate the richness and power that his vision of the rational social order possesses. Frederick Neuhouser's task is to understand the conceptions of freedom on which Hegel's theory rests and to show how they ground his arguments in defense of the modern social world. In doing so, the author focuses on Hegel's most important and least understood contribution to social philosophy, the idea of "social freedom." Neuhouser's strategy for making sense of social freedom is to show its affinities with Rousseau's conception of the general will. The main idea that Hegel appropriates from Rousseau is that rational social institutions must satisfy two conditions: first, they must furnish the basic social preconditions of their members' freedom; and, second, all social members must be able subjectively to affirm their freedom-conditioning institutions as good and thus to regard the principles that govern their social participation as coming from their own wills
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Foundations of Hegel's social theory : actualizing freedom, Frederick Neuhouser
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-332) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hegel's conception of social freedom: preliminaries -- Rousseau: freedom, dependence, and the general will -- The subjective component of social freedom -- Objective freedom, part I: the self-determining social whole -- Objective freedom, part, ii: social conditions of individuals' freedom -- Hegel's social theory and methodological atomism -- The place of moral subjectivity in ethical life
Control code
654291330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 337 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674041455
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654291330
Label
Foundations of Hegel's social theory : actualizing freedom, Frederick Neuhouser
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-332) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hegel's conception of social freedom: preliminaries -- Rousseau: freedom, dependence, and the general will -- The subjective component of social freedom -- Objective freedom, part I: the self-determining social whole -- Objective freedom, part, ii: social conditions of individuals' freedom -- Hegel's social theory and methodological atomism -- The place of moral subjectivity in ethical life
Control code
654291330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 337 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674041455
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654291330

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