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In Hegel's "Critique of Liberalism," Steven B. Smith examines Hegel's critique of rights-based liberalism and its relevance to contemporary political concerns. Smith argues that Hegel reformulated classic liberalism, preserving what was of value while rendering it more attentive to the dynamics of human history and the developmental structure of the moral personality. Hegel's goal, Smith suggests, was to find a way of incorporating both the ancient emphasis on the dignity and even architectonic character of political life with the modern concern for freedom, rights, and mutual recognition. Smith's insightful analysis reveals Hegel's relevance not only to contemporary political philosophers concerned with normative issues of liberal theory but also to political scientists who have urged a revival of the state as a centralconcept of political inquiry."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226763507
ISBN-10: 0226763501
Format: Paperback
(273mm x 218mm x 15mm)
Pages: 266
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven B. Smith

Steven B. Smith is professor of political science at Yale University.

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