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Tocqueville-Hegel

Tocqueville-Hegel

A Silent Dialogue on Modernity

Chapter:
(p.212) 7 Tocqueville-Hegel
Source:
The Actual and the Rational
Author(s):
Jean-François Kervégan, Daniela Ginsburg, Martin Shuster
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226023946.003.0010

This chapter compares Hegel's and Tocqueville's criticisms of modern democracy. Despite their differences, they constitute a deep reflection about the modern transformation of the political and its relation to the social sphere.

Keywords:   Tocqueville, modernity, democracy, equality, liberty

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