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The Resource The actual and the rational : Hegel and objective spirit, Jean-François Kervégan ; translated by Daniela Ginsburg and Martin Shuster

The actual and the rational : Hegel and objective spirit, Jean-François Kervégan ; translated by Daniela Ginsburg and Martin Shuster

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The actual and the rational : Hegel and objective spirit
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The actual and the rational
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Hegel and objective spirit
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Jean-François Kervégan ; translated by Daniela Ginsburg and Martin Shuster
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eng
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One of Hegel’s most controversial and confounding claims is that “the real is rational and the rational is real.” In this book, one of the world’s leading scholars of Hegel, Jean-François Kervégan, offers a thorough analysis and explanation of that claim, along the way delivering a compelling account of modern social, political, and ethical life. ​Kervégan begins with Hegel’s term “objective spirit,” the public manifestation of our deepest commitments, the binding norms that shape our existence as subjects and agents. He examines objective spirit in three realms: the notion of right, the theory of society, and the state. In conversation with Tocqueville and other theorists of democracy, whether in the Anglophone world or in Europe, Kervégan shows how Hegel—often associated with grand metaphysical ideas—actually had a specific conception of civil society and the state. In Hegel’s view, public institutions represent the fulfillment of deep subjective needs—and in that sense, demonstrate that the real is the rational, because what surrounds us is the product of our collective mindedness. This groundbreaking analysis will guide the study of Hegel and nineteenth-century political thought for years to come.--
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Kervégan, Jean-François
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non fiction
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  • Ginsburg, Daniela
  • Shuster, Martin
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  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Objectivity
  • Subjectivity
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The actual and the rational : Hegel and objective spirit, Jean-François Kervégan ; translated by Daniela Ginsburg and Martin Shuster
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Translated from the French
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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txt
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Contents
  • Part II: The vitality and flaws of the social.
  • "Citoyen" versus "bourgeois"? The quest for the "spirit of the whole"
  • The state of law: civil society
  • "Ethicality lost in its extremes"
  • Part III: The state and the political.
  • Tocqueville-Hegel: a silent dialogue on modernity
  • A theory of representation
  • Beyond democracy
  • Part IV: Figures of subjectivity in objective spirit: normativity and institutions.
  • the truth of morality
  • Preface:
  • The conditions of political subjectivity
  • Subjects, norms, and institutions: what is an ethical life?
  • Epilogue:
  • the passion of the concept
  • Hegel without metaphysics?
  • Prologue.
  • The actual and the rational
  • Part I: The law: the positivity of abstraction.
  • Law: its concept and actualizations
  • Between nature and history: the law
  • Contract: the legal conditions of the social
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on1004254830
Dimensions
24 cm
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xxxiii, 384 pages
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9780226023809
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1004254830
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The actual and the rational : Hegel and objective spirit, Jean-François Kervégan ; translated by Daniela Ginsburg and Martin Shuster
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II: The vitality and flaws of the social.
  • "Citoyen" versus "bourgeois"? The quest for the "spirit of the whole"
  • The state of law: civil society
  • "Ethicality lost in its extremes"
  • Part III: The state and the political.
  • Tocqueville-Hegel: a silent dialogue on modernity
  • A theory of representation
  • Beyond democracy
  • Part IV: Figures of subjectivity in objective spirit: normativity and institutions.
  • the truth of morality
  • Preface:
  • The conditions of political subjectivity
  • Subjects, norms, and institutions: what is an ethical life?
  • Epilogue:
  • the passion of the concept
  • Hegel without metaphysics?
  • Prologue.
  • The actual and the rational
  • Part I: The law: the positivity of abstraction.
  • Law: its concept and actualizations
  • Between nature and history: the law
  • Contract: the legal conditions of the social
Control code
on1004254830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780226023809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004254830

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