Hegel's moral philosophy

Deligiorgi, Katerina (2017) Hegel's moral philosophy. In: Moyar, Dean (ed.) Oxford handbook of Hegel. Oxford University Press, New York, US, pp. 496-514. ISBN 9780199355228

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Hegel’s criticism of morality, or Moralität, has had a decisive influence in the reception of his thought. By general acknowledgment, while his writings support a broadly neo-Aristotelian ethics of self-actualization, his views on moral philosophy are exhausted by his criticisms of Kant, whom he treats as paradigmatic exponent of the standpoint of morality. The aim of this chapter is to correct this received view and show that Hegel offers a positive conception of moral willing. The main argument is presented in two parts: (a) an interpretation of the ‘Morality’ section of the Philosophy of Right that shows Hegel defending a guise of the good version of willing; and (b) an examination of problems raised by this view of willing, some of which are anticipated by Hegel in in his treatment of the ‘Idea of the Good’ in the Logic, and of the interpretative options available to deal with these problems.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ0071 History and general works Including individual ethical philosophers
Depositing User: Dr Katerina Deligiorgi
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 09:42
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 11:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58895

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