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Hegel's Laws: The Legitimacy of a Modern Legal Order

William E. Conklin


This book serves as an introduction to Hegel's ideas on the nature of law. It examines whether state-centric domestic and international laws are binding upon autonomous individuals. The author also explores why Hegel assumes that this arrangement is more civilized than living in a stateless culture. The book takes the reader through different structures of legal consciousness, from the private law of property, contract, and crimes to intentionality, the family, the role of the state, and international law. The author introduces Hegel's vocabulary, and contrasts Hegel's issues and arguments wit ... More

Keywords: Hegel, international laws, autonomous individuals, stateless culture, legal consciousness, private law, property, contract, crimes, intentionality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804750301
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804750301.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William E. Conklin, author