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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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Introduction: Hegel's Crises

Introduction: Hegel's Crises

(p.1) Introduction: Hegel's Crises
Hegel's Laws
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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Hegel's legal philosophy. It then presents the story of his life, covering his education, the influence of his university friends, his career, and the impact of the Enlightenment on his work. Next, it explores Hegel's mature legal philosophy by turning to the famous Preface of Philosophy of Right. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Hegel, legal philosophy, Enlightenment, Philosophy of Right

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