- Title Pages
- Part I The Law: The Positivity of Abstraction
- 1 Law
- 2 Between Nature and History
- 3 Contract
- Part II The Vitality and Flaws of the Social
- 4 “Citoyen” versus “Bourgeois”?
- 5 The State of Law
- 6 “Ethicality Lost in Its Extremes”
- Part III The State and the Political
- 7 Tocqueville-Hegel
- 8 A Theory of Representation
- 9 Beyond Democracy
- Part IV Figures of Subjectivity in Objective Spirit: Normativity and Institutions
- 10 The Truth of Morality
- 11 The Conditions of Political Subjectivity
- 12 Subjects, Norms, and Institutions
- Translator’s Note
Its Concept and Actualizations
- (p.15) 1 Law
- The Actual and the Rational
Jean-François Kervégan, Daniela Ginsburg, Martin Shuster
- University of Chicago Press
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.
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