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Authors: Callegaro, Francesco
Keywords: HegelDurkheimPolitical PhilosophySociologyStateDemocracy
Issue Date: 10-May-2016
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Francesco Callegaro, "HEGEL PRECURSORE DELLA SOCIOLOGIA?", in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2016) XVIII/1", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 243-247
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
(2016) XVIII/1
Abstract: The paper discusses the philosophical perspective developed by Giuseppe Duso in his latest book, Libertà e costituzione in Hegel. Taking distance from some recent interpretations of Hegel that see in his Philosophy of Law a prefiguration of social theory and sociology, Duso shows the internal need for a dialectical reading of Hegelian thought, as the only condition enabling us to grasp its critical dimension, in particular with regard to the cen-tral concepts and main institutions of modernity, as well as its irreducible nature both to normative political philosophy and to socio-historical empirical sciences. In this framework, the essay focuses on the analysis of the two principal issues in which the Hegelian challenge launched by Duso comes to light: the epistemological primacy of philosophy for an understanding of the reality of human relations and the ontological privilege of a differently conceived State as the level in which the socio-political totality constituted by such relations actually emerges and from which the full achievement of modern autonomy becomes properly thinkable. Addressing the question of democracy, understood as a form of political socie-ty taken in a historical process of self-transformation, the essay then tries to measure the strength and the limits of Hegel's political philosophy, which finally appears as an alternative to the social sciences.
ISSN: 1825-5167
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