Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Hegel's Philosophy of Right / Georg Friedrich Hegel -- Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1942.
Having enjoyed the Phenomenology of Mind, I thought I'd read something else by Hegel. My philosophical training was in Social and Political Philosophy, so the Philosophy of Right seemed, well, right. Hegel's account of the structure of civil society and the state are illuminating, but mostly for how it illustrates Europe of his day. For me, his accounts of property and freedom are perhaps the most interesting elements in the work.