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Модерното гражданско общество в Хегелова перспектива
The Modern Civil Society in a Hegelian Perspective

Author(s): Ognian Kassabov, Boris Popivanov
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with the conception of civil society developed by G.W.F.Hegel in the most mature expression of his political thought, Elements of the Philosophy of Right (1821). Hegel’s conception is put in its historical, political and philosophical context and is critically compared with some of the then current ideas about civil society. It is shown that Hegel’s treatment of civil society is built upon an examination of the interaction and the degree of reconciliation between the public and the private spheres of social life. Hegel’s thought is thus found to be directly relevant to contemporary concerns in political theory. Finally, it is specified why Hegel finds it impossible that there be a complete reconciliation between the public and the private within civil society.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2005
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 72-83
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian