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Durham University

Department of Philosophy


Publication details for Professor Thom Brooks

Brooks, Thom (2007). Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Publication type: Authored book
  • Keywords: Hegel, the family, monarchy, property, punishment, war, Philosophy of Right, Science of Logic

Author(s) from Durham


Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. 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.

Key Features
•Sets out the difference between 'systematic' and 'non-systematic' readings of Philosophy of Right
•Outlines the unique structure of Hegel's philosophical arguments
•Explores key areas of Hegel's political philosophy: his theories of property, punishment, morality, law, monarchy, war


Reviewed in:
* Special issue in Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain + book review
* History of Political Thought
* Mind
* Philosophy in Review
* Political Studies Review