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Hegel and Plato are united as political theorists by the convergence of their philosophical aspirations. But their political writings manifest the general disparities involved in their particular ways of seeking to fulfil these aspirations. Professor Browning compares the political thought of Plato and Hegel by locating their political theorizing within the context of their divergent modes of philosophizing.
Acknowledgements. Preface 1. Introduction 2. Plato’s Pursuit of Philosophy and the Ambiguities of his Political Thought 3. Hegel’s System 4. Hegel’s Political Philosophy – an Examination of the Philosophy of Right 5. Conclusion. Bibliography