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Author Neuhouser, Frederick,
Title Foundations of Hegel's social theory : actualizing freedom / Frederick Neuhouser.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2000]

Author Neuhouser, Frederick,
Subject Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Political and social views.
Social sciences -- Germany -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century.
Sociology -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 337 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-332) and index.
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.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Frederick Neuhouser is Professor of Philosophy at Barnard College and the author of Fichte's Theory of Subjectivity.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780674041455 (electronic book)
0674041453 (electronic book)
0674001524 (cloth)
9780674001527 (cloth)
0674011244 (paper)
9780674011243 (paper)
OCLC # 654291330
Additional Format Print version: Neuhouser, Frederick. Foundations of Hegel's social theory. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000 0674001524 (DLC) 00020264 (OCoLC)43296524

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