Kant and Hegel on Political Philosophy

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Kant & Hegel

Spring 2022

Taught By: Jay Bernstein

Section: A

CRN: 10678

Credits: 3

In this course we shall be comparing Kant and Hegel’s central texts on political philosophy: “Metaphysical First Principles of the Doctrine of Right” from Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals, and Hegel’s Elements of the Philosophy of Right. The guiding questions in the course will be: What are the different versions of political freedom offered by Kant and Hegel? How do their accounts of private property converge or differ? How do they conceive of the relation between economy and the state? Are they both offering a liberal account of the modern state, or is Hegel’s account better conceived of as a version of civic republicanism? How do liberalism and civic republicanism differ? Does the problem of the rabble – or the development of capital – undermine Hegel’s theory? How does each conceive of the relationship between moral norms and the realm of law?

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:25am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022