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Title:
The Scottish Enlightenment and Hegel’s Account of ‘Civil Society’
Author:
Waszek, Norbert. author.
ISBN:
9789400927506
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Physical Description:
XVIII, 286 p. online resource.
Series:
Archives Internationales D’Histoire des Idées / International Archives of the History of Ideas, 120
Contents:
One. General Introduction -- A: The Need for a Living Hegel: From ‘Dichotomy’ (“Entzweiung”) to ‘Reconciliation’ (“Versöhnung”) -- B: The Whole Hegel and the Particulars of Scholarship -- C: Hegel and the Enlightenment -- D: The Scottish Enlightenment -- E: The Rôle of Newton -- F: The Structure of the Present Study -- Two. The Scottish Enlightenment in Germany — Stages of Reception -- A: Eighteenth Century German Translations of the Writings of the Scottish Enlightenment -- B: Contemporary Reviews -- C: The Popularizations -- D: The Impact on Teaching -- E: Conclusion and Outlook -- Three. Hegel’s Contacts with and Knowledge of the Scottish Enlightenment -- A: Hegel’s Knowledge of English -- B: Hegel’s Reading and Indirect Knowledge of the Scottish Enlightenment — A Reconstruction of the Dates and Extent -- C: Hegel’s Explicit References to the Scottish Enlightenment -- Four. Hegel’s Account of the Market Economy -- A: Some Presuppositions -- B: Human Needs -- C: Free Labour and Exchange -- D: Social Division of Labour: The Classes (‘Die Stände’) -- Five. Hegel’s ‘Libéralisme Interventionniste’ and the Legacy of Steuart and Smith -- A: Introduction -- B: Steuart and Smith -- C: Hegel’s Qualifications to Liberalism -- Six. The Division of Labour -- A: The Scottish Contribution to the Problem -- B: Hegel’s Discussion of the Division of Labour -- Conclusion and Outlook -- Bibliography and Bibliographical Appendices -- Appendix I. A Bibliography of Contemporary German Translations of the Writings of the Scottish Enlightenment. -- Appendix II. A Bibliography of Contemporary German Reviews of the Writings of the Scottish Enlightenment. -- Appendix III. A Bibliography of Contemporary German Popularizations of the Theories of the Scottish Enlightenment. -- Appendix IV. All English Books and all Scottish Enlightenment Authors in Hegel’s Library — An Extract from the Auction Catalogue. -- Appendix V. All English Books and all Scottish Enlightenment Authors in the Steiger of Tschugg Library — An Extract from the Auction Catalogue.
Abstract:
The present study, which investigates the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on Hegel's account of 'civil society' or "biirgerliche Gesellschaft", is based on my PhD thesis, submitted to the University of Cambridge in September 1983. Its publication provides me with a welcome opportunity to acknowledge the help and encouragement I have received over the years from scholars, friends, and relations. At the Ruhr University of Bochum where I began my studies, I am indebted to Professor Otto Poggeler (Director of the Hegel Archives), to the other, past and present members of staff at the Hegel Archives, and to Professors Jiirgen Gebhardt, Jiirgen von Kempski, Heinz Kim­ merle; and Leo Kofler. It was my time at Bochum under the guidance of these scholars that kindled my love for the study of Hegel, which proved to be a lasting romance. In Scotland, where I continued my studies and spent two fruitful and happy years, I am indebted to George Elder Davie and Richard Gunn, who first introduced me to the Scottish Enlightenment, and to Professors R. H. Campbell and T. D. Campbell, who supervised my research in that field. At Cambridge, where most of this study was prepared, my greatest debt is to Duncan Forbes. I am grateful for his supervision of my research, but also, beyond the scope of my research, for what I have learned, genuinely learned, from the man.
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The present study, which investigates the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on Hegel's account of 'civil society' or "biirgerliche Gesellschaft", is based on my PhD thesis, submitted to the University of Cambridge in September 1983. Its publication provides me with a welcome opportunity to acknowledge the help and encouragement I have received over the years from scholars, friends, and relations. At the Ruhr University of Bochum where I began my studies, I am indebted to Professor Otto Poggeler (Director of the Hegel Archives), to the other, past and present members of staff at the Hegel Archives, and to Professors Jiirgen Gebhardt, Jiirgen von Kempski, Heinz Kim­ merle; and Leo Kofler. It was my time at Bochum under the guidance of these scholars that kindled my love for the study of Hegel, which proved to be a lasting romance. In Scotland, where I continued my studies and spent two fruitful and happy years, I am indebted to George Elder Davie and Richard Gunn, who first introduced me to the Scottish Enlightenment, and to Professors R. H. Campbell and T. D. Campbell, who supervised my research in that field. At Cambridge, where most of this study was prepared, my greatest debt is to Duncan Forbes. I am grateful for his supervision of my research, but also, beyond the scope of my research, for what I have learned, genuinely learned, from the man.