"Hegel's Philosophy of Right" is a classic text in the history of Western political thought and one with which all serious students of political philosophy must engage. While it is a hugely important and exciting piece of philosophical writing, Hegel's ideas and style are notoriously difficult to understand and the content is particularly challenging. In "Hegel's Philosophy of Right: A Reader's Guide", David Rose explains the philosophical and political background against which the book was written and, taking each part of the book in turn, guides the reader to a clear understanding of the text as a whole. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts, offering guidance on philosophical and historical context; key themes; reading the text; reception and influence; and, further reading.
David Rose is a Research Fellow in Education at the University of Sydney, Australia.