The Academy: session abstract and readings

Philosophy, Lecture 3: Hegel – Philosophy of Right

Josie Appleton


This talk will address Hegel’s method of presenting the social forms of modern society in his Philosophy of Right. It will look at the distinctive elements of his approach to analysing the legal, institutional and cultural aspects of bourgeois public life.
 
I will also ask how the mediations between individual, society and the state in public life today differ to those described by Hegel. How would we describe a twitter storm in Hegelian terms, for example? What has happened to the classical forms of public rights and law?

Readings

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