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The Resource The vitality of contradiction : Hegel, politics, and the dialectic of liberal-capitalism, Bruce Gilbert

The vitality of contradiction : Hegel, politics, and the dialectic of liberal-capitalism, Bruce Gilbert

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The vitality of contradiction : Hegel, politics, and the dialectic of liberal-capitalism
Title
The vitality of contradiction
Title remainder
Hegel, politics, and the dialectic of liberal-capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Gilbert
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In The Vitality of Contradiction, Bruce Gilbert provides an exposition of Hegel's political philosophy to establish not only that societies fail because of their contradictions, but also how the unsurpassable oppositions of social life cultivate freedom. He moves beyond Hegel's works to consider the limits of liberal-capitalism and the contemporary social movements around the world that stretch us beyond the global economic system. Drawing on key Hegel texts such as Phenomenology of Spirit and the Philosophy of Right, Gilbert shows how societies outgrow themselves as they come to recognize key aspects of freedom and justice. He argues that the dialectic requires that we recognize how liberal-capitalism has both cultivated freedom and yet fails to lead us to more sophisticated forms of freedom. Gilbert also highlights organizations including Brazil's Movement of Landless Workers and the Mondragon cooperative in Spain and the sophisticated ways in which they are teaching the world new and better ways to be free. Engaging and perceptive, The Vitality of Contradiction illuminates the basic principles behind Hegel's political thought and indicates the ways in which his work encourages people to strive for a form of socialist democracy. --Provided by publisher
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Issued also in electronic format.
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NLC
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1963-
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Gilbert, Bruce
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC233.H46
LC item number
G54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Political science
  • Dialectic
  • State, The
  • Capitalism
  • Social movements
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Kapitalismus
  • Staat
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Dialektik
  • Freiheit
Label
The vitality of contradiction : Hegel, politics, and the dialectic of liberal-capitalism, Bruce Gilbert
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-346) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
843859491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 350 pages
Isbn
9780773542587
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843859491
Label
The vitality of contradiction : Hegel, politics, and the dialectic of liberal-capitalism, Bruce Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
843859491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 350 pages
Isbn
9780773542587
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843859491

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