Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Hegel, Freedom & Modernity

Merold Westphal

Hegel, Freedom & Modernity

Merold Westphal

$48.99

Paperback
This book studies the intersection of Hegel s political theory as developed in the Philosophy of Right with his philosophy of religion and his dialectical, holistic theory of knowledge. It explores both the methodological and theological dimensions of Hegel s politics by placing him in dialogue with such traditions as Hinduism, the Protestant Reformation, and the contemporary Religious Right, and with such individual thinkers as Husserl, Gadamer, Pannenberg, and Tillich.
The author shows that Hegel s philosophy outlines the dilemma of religion and society perhaps more clearly than any other modern thinker s perspective. Namely that a religiously based society tends to be sectarian, exclusive, and intolerant, while a fully secular society tends to lose the conditions which make community in any meaningful sense possible. Hegel s search for a nonsectarian spirituality of community poses the problem the contemporary world must solve if we are to uncover a humane society."

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Hegel, Freedom & Modernity"

This book studies the intersection of Hegel s political theory as developed in the Philosophy of Right with his philosophy of religion and his dialectical, holistic theory of knowledge. It explores both the methodological and theological dimensions of Hegel s politics by placing him in dialogue with such traditions as Hinduism, the Protestant Reformation, and the contemporary Religious Right, and with such individual thinkers as Husserl, Gadamer, Pannenberg, and Tillich.
The author shows that Hegel s philosophy outlines the dilemma of religion and society perhaps more clearly than any other modern thinker s perspective. Namely that a religiously based society tends to be sectarian, exclusive, and intolerant, while a fully secular society tends to lose the conditions which make community in any meaningful sense possible. Hegel s search for a nonsectarian spirituality of community poses the problem the contemporary world must solve if we are to uncover a humane society."

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Merold Westphal

Merold Westphal (Ph.D., Yale University) is distinguished professor of philosophy at Fordham University in Bronx, New York, where he has taught for more than twenty years. His many publications include Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought; Overcoming Onto-Theology; God, Guilt, and Death: An Existential Phenomenology of Religion and most recently Whose Community? Which Interpretation?: Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church.

Order now to secure your copy when our stock arrives.

0 Available. Expected to ship in 9 to 11 weeks from Australia.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 68947
  • Product Code 0791410161
  • EAN 9780791410165
  • Pages 313
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cornell University Press
  • Publication Date Jul 1992
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.435kg

Bestsellers in Philosophy