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Law

Law

Its Concept and Actualizations

Chapter:
(p.15) 1 Law
Source:
The Actual and the Rational
Author(s):
Jean-François Kervégan, Daniela Ginsburg, Martin Shuster
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226023946.003.0002

Starting from an analysis of the first paragraph of the Philosophy of Right, this chapter explains Hegel's idea of a social actualization of the abstract concept of "law". It shows that the concept of the "abstract law" (and of an "abstract right") does not have an exclusively negative meaning.

Keywords:   Abstraction, law, right, natural law, abstract law, civil society

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