Hegel and Right: A Study of the Philosophy of Right

SUNY Press
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 An especially accessible introduction to Hegel’s moral and political philosophy.
In this book, Philip J. Kain introduces Hegel’s Philosophy of Right by focusing on disagreements, both with standard interpretations of his work and with Hegel himself. Arguing that Hegel’s justification for punishment ultimately fails, Kain shows how this failure brings into focus the inherent difficulties in justifying punishment at all, thus producing a valuable Hegelian argument against punishment. Whereas many of Hegel’s critics have argued that he misunderstands Kant’s categorical imperative, Kain argues the opposite: that Hegel has a sophisticated understanding of it and simply attempts to provide a broader ethical context for Kant’s position. In addressing these and other questions, such as whether Hegel’s theory of recognition, properly understood, can provide philosophical support for same-sex marriage, and whether supporting monarchy over democracy means that Hegel seeks less rather than greater power for the state, Kain makes Hegel’s work more approachable by drawing out philosophical points of independent importance.
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About the author

 Philip J. Kain is Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University and the author of several books, including Hegel and the Other: A Study of the Phenomenology of Spirit, also published by SUNY Press.

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Publisher
SUNY Press
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Published on
Aug 1, 2018
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Pages
254
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ISBN
9781438470801
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Language
English
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Genres
LAW / Essays
LAW / General Practice
LAW / Jurisprudence
LAW / Paralegals & Paralegalism
LAW / Practical Guides
LAW / Reference
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Eligible for Family Library

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