But their political writings manifest the general disparities involved in their particular ways of seeking to fulfil these aspirations. Thirteen essays are included from experts with diverse approaches, concentrating on the central issues of Hegel's political philosophy, and covering all of the major political works. It establishes the revisionary character of Collingwood's defence of liberal civilization in theory and practice. It provides a way of reading the history of modern political thought, in which the question of interpretation matters both for understanding how we interpret the past but also for considering what it means to undertake political thinking. This volume, first published in 1970, focuses on Hegel's political philosophy.
The relevance of Hegel to contemporary political philosophy is highlighted in essays which compare Hegel to Lyotard and Rawls. In terms of 2 , the history of political thought, the encounter between the Gadamerian construction of the terms of understanding, and the Derridean deconstruction of intention, serve as a model for the conflict Browning stages between interpretive schemes. Hegel's political theory is illuminated by essays showing its critical assimilation of Plato and Hobbes, and by studies reviewing subsequent critiques of its standpoint by Stirner, Marx and Collingwood. Constantly revised and refined over three decades, Rawls's lectures on these figures reflect his developing and changing views on the history of liberalism and democracy--as well as how he saw his own work in relation to those traditions. It is accessible, well-informed and well-judged.
The article concludes by urging that the category of influence is compatible with a nuanced account of agency. The first is Hegel's attitudes towards natural law. The ethical and metaphysical texts in this collection both illuminate and contrast with those political and historical texts in which Hegel draws important conclusions about the modern world from remarkable comparative analyses of recent developments in England, France and Germany. Collingwood reviews Collingwood's thought via his own rethinking of Hegel. The result is a book which sees the history of modern political thought as more than a procession of political theories but rather as a reflection on the meaning of past political thought and its interpretation. The book examines the political and social thought of Eduard Gans, Ludwig Feuerbach, Max Stirner, Bruno and Edgar Bauer, the young Engels, and Marx. Recurring themes include discussions concerning human nature, different views of justice, the origin of government and law, the rise and development of various forms of government, idealism and realism in international relations, the distinction between just and unjust war, and the sources of public authority and the nature of legitimate sovereignty.
The author traces his central preoccupations in a series of linked studies of Rousseau, Kant, Fichte and Hegel. Collingwood's early critiques inspire a variety of later doctrines such as the scale of forms, the logic of question and answer, metaphysics as a science of absolute presuppositions, and his conception of the relation between mind and civilisation. As it opens eyes to the perceptions that historical knowledge may convey, it is also an illuminating and engaging reading for a general reader. This collection of essays provides an excellent way in to Hegel's political philosophy for those who are familiar with other figures from the tradition, whilst forcing Hegel scholars to test his ideas against different but related outlooks, and to question for themselves what is distinctive and living in the Hegelian position. Or should past political theories be deconstructed so as to uncover not what their authors maintain, but what the texts reveal? It describes the right to privacy as a bundle of rights of personal choice, association and expression and shows that, so described, people have legitimate political interests in privacy. Bevir and Collingwood support the notion of influence and argue that it does accommodate the agency of thinkers.
As the historical generation of concepts and social constitution of value is forgotten, the social totality appears as if it were determined according to natural laws as relations between things. Hegel is a conservative thinker. He too is the author of a text and subject to the mediations always already present in interpretation. The application of these theories of interpretation to notable modern political theorists, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Bentham, Mill, Nietzsche, and Beauvoir is then used as a way of understanding modern political thought and of assessing interpretive theories of past political thought. His last article was published as recently as 2004. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful.
The application of these theories of interpretation to notable modern political theorists, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Bentham, Mill, Nietzsche, and Beauvoir is then used as a way of understanding modern political thought and of assessing interpretive theories of past political thought. Much later, Lenin insisted that no one could completely comprehend Karl Marx unless he had first made a thorough study of Hegel. This is the first book on the subject to take Hegel's system of speculative philosophy seriously as an important component of any robust understanding of this text. The relevance of Hegel to contemporary political philosophy is highlighted in essays which compare Hegel to Lyotard and Rawls. The differences between acts of thought remain, however, so that rethinking a previous thought is to rethink in a significantly new context in which the thinker is aware of the pastness of the thought rethought. In this book, theories of interpreting past political thinkers are examined and the interpretive methods of a range of theories are reviewed, including those of Hegel, Marx, Oakeshott, Collingwood, the Cambridge School, Foucault, Derrida, and Gadamer. The arguments of Condren and Skinner point to significant issues and problems in the practice of the history of ideas but it is argued that these points do not count decisively against employing the notion of influence.
Students are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives. Obituaries appeared in the , , and. The relevance of Hegel to contemporary political philosophy is highlighted in essays which compare Hegel to Lyotard and Rawls. In so doing, Browning helps us arrive at a balanced assessment of Hegel's achievement, his place in the history of political thought, and his own contribution as an historian of ideas. Whilst this is a commemorative edition, and the views put forward are broadly sympathetic, a critical distance is maintained, allowing for numerous fresh insights.
A is available from the department memorial held on April 19th, 2013. It is written by a highly distinguished team of contributors. This volume is devoted to a critical discussion and re-appraisal of the work of Anglo-American Idealists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Australian National University, 1979 Postdoctoral Fellows Faculty Member Contact Research Interests Office Hours Kimberly Brewer Halls Postdoctoral Fellow Sycamore Hall 011 kimbbrew iu. Experienced Hegel scholars and students new to Hegel will benefit from the format of the book in which distinguished scholars comment upon the key and contentious aspects of the main articles. The book presupposes no previous knowledge of the subject.
F Hegel: Critical Assessments and past editor of the Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain. This is the first book on the subject to take Hegel's system of speculative philosophy seriously as an important component of any robust understanding of his Philosophy of Right. An issue here is the portrayal of Derridean deconstruction as a negative operation. The result is a book which sees the history of modern political thought as more than a procession of political theories but rather as a reflection on the meaning of past political thought and its interpretation. His research on Hegel and Marx runs alongside his interest in post-structuralism and he has published on Lyotard, Foucault, Derrida and Hardt and Negri.
This volume, first published in 1970, focuses on Hegel's political philosophy. For Marx at least, form is not derived from an act of cognition that abstracts from experience. The book also contains a short contribution by Z. The first period in the history of philosophy comes to maturity with Plotinus in the third century B. In doing so it throws new light on Hegel and Marx and a range of subsequent theorist.