Dialectics, politics, and the contemporary value of Hegel’s practical philosophy
This book explores and details the actuality (Aktualität) of Hegel’s social and political philosophy--its relevance, topicality, and contemporary validity. It asserts--against the assumptions of those in a wide range of traditions--that Hegelߣs thought not only remains relevant to debates in current social and political theory, but is capable of productively enhancing and enriching those debates. The book is divided into three main sections. Part 1 considers the actuality of Hegelߣs social and political thought in the context of a constructed dialogues with later social and political theorists, including Marx, Adorno, Habermas, and Rawls. Part 2 explores Hegelߣs internal criticism of Enlightenment rationality as well as the unique manner in which his thought reaffirms both the classical tradition of politics and the Christian conception of freedom in order to deepen and further develop our understanding of modernity and modern secularity. Part 3 considers Hegelߣs contribution to current theorizing about globalization.
Dialectics, Politics, and the Contemporary Value of Hegel's Practical Philosophy
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Buchwalter. (2011). Dialectics, politics, and the contemporary value of Hegel’s practical philosophy. Routledge.