Hegel is one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought. His Philosophy of Right is widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy.
Hegel and the Philosophy of Right introduces and assesses:
* Hegel's life and the background of the Philosophy of Right
* The ideas and text of the Philosophy of Right
* The continuing importance of Hegel's work to philosophy and political thought.
'Presents clearly and accurately the main ideas of the Philosophy of Right … a most useful aid for reader's not familiar with Hegel's thought and terminology. It provides direct, yet intelligent, access into his moral, legal, social and political theory.' - Jean-Philippe Deranty, Australian Journal of Political Science
' … Knowles's views are quite distinct and interesting … which makes his book a valuable source to the philosophically advanced and Hegel specialist, as well as being a useful guide to the beginner.' - Bulletin of The Hegel Society of Great Britain
Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks painlessly introduce students to the classic works of philosophy. Each GuideBook considers a major philosopher and a key area of their philosophy by focusing upon an important text – situating the philosopher and the work in a historical context, considering the text in question and assessing the philosopher’s contribution to contemporary thought.
Edited by Tim Crane, University of Cambridge and Jonathan Wolff, University College London