The 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. Hegel is one of the most important and key 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.
Dudley Knowles is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Glasgow University