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Hegel's LawsThe Legitimacy of a Modern Legal Order$
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William E. Conklin

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804750301

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804750301.001.0001

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Hegel's Vocabulary

Hegel's Vocabulary

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(p.27) Chapter One Hegel's Vocabulary
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Hegel's Laws
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804750301.003.0002

This chapter discusses Hegel's vocabulary. Hegel writes in the historical context of two deep intellectual traditions, each with its own vocabulary that he takes for granted. His vocabulary also draws upon an extraordinary breadth of Western literature, Greek and Roman history, Roman law, and incisive and thought-provoking metaphors. Perhaps the most important, yet unfamiliar, term in professional legal education today is Bildung. The discussions cover Hegel's use of the following terms: freedom; self-consciousness; spirit; universals, individuals, and particulars; Roman law; the person vs. the subject; actuality; the Concept; and the living Good.

Keywords:   Bildung, legal philosophy, self-consciousness, spirit, freedom, universals, individuals, particulars, Roman law, Hegel

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