How to be a Successful Hegelian

Stuart Toddington

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Hegel rejected Kant's model of the isolated (transcendental) , self validating ego in favour of a moral epistemology that appealed to the intersubjective communality of praxis in history and culture. This latter can be described as a 'dialogical' model of the subject. I argue that the latter (dialogical) account of the mutual recognition between agents leading to the acknowledgment of reciprocal rights and duties presupposes the deontic self-awareness that underpins the 'principle of generic consistency' (PGC) in Alan Gewirth's ostensibly 'Kantian' model of agent rights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthical Rationalism and The Law
EditorsShaun Pattinson, Patrick Capps
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-184946-786-5
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2017


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