Hegelian Political Heritage in the United States: How Hegel’s Political Theory Influenced the Transformation of American Freedom and the State in the Twentieth Century

Sweeney, Tys M.


  • This study examines the philosophic and political challenge offered by mid-twentieth century progressivism and liberalism to the prevailing Lockean tradition of individualism and limited government in America. I examine the impact of G. W. F. Hegel’s political philosophy — especially his notions of positive liberty and the positive state — on John Dewey, Herbert Croly, and other founding philosophers ... read more
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