The Ethical Life in Hegel's Political Philosophy

The course aims to provide the mature Hegelian political philosophy, condensed in the Philosophy of Law of 1821, an accurate and precise reconstruction, capable of restoring the specificity and the singular wealth of motifs (expressed by his views on the nature of ethics and its institutions fundamental principles, the family, civil society and the state).

Attendance and Credentials

Attendance Certificate


Arts and Humanities

Training hours




Course Mode





5 weeks



Course Status


Enrollments Start

Jul 11, 2018

Course Opens

Sep 17, 2018

Tutoring Starts

Sep 17, 2018

Tutoring Stops

Nov 4, 2018

Soft Tutoring

Nov 5, 2018

Course Closed

Dec 23, 2018
By the end of the course, the students should be able to understand the meaning and the scope of the concepts discussed during the course and to reflect critically about them.
Personal motivation and intellectual curiosity are the only requirements.

G.W.F. Hegel, Lineamenti di filosofia del diritto, Laterza, Roma 1999, (parr. 1-7, 33-40, 104-114, 141-161, 170-189, 190, 196, 198-199, 202-205, 210, 219, 230, 235-236, 241, 243-245, 250-260, 272-273, 275, 287, 298, 314-316, 319, 321, 330, 341, 353-354).


Shlomo Avineri, La teoria hegeliana dello Stato, Laterza, Bari 1973.

Norberto Bobbio, Studi hegeliani, Einaudi, Torino 1981.

Remo Bodei, La civetta e la talpa, il Mulino, Bologna 2014.

Giorgio Cesarale, La mediazione che sparisce, Carocci, Roma 2009.

Lucio Cortella, L'etica della democrazia. Attualità della Filosofia del diritto di Hegel, Marietti, Genova 2011.

Giuseppe Duso, Libertà e costituzione in Hegel, Franco Angeli, Milano 2013.

Claudia Mancina, Differenze nell'eticità, Guida, Napoli 1991.

Giuliano Marini, La “Filosofia del diritto” come sistema dello spirito oggettivo, in Pietro Rossi (a cura di), Hegel. Guida storica e critica, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1992, pp. 87-119.

Francesca Menegoni, Moralità e morale in Hegel, Liviana, Padova 1982.

Lino Rizzi, Eticità e Stato in Hegel, Mursia, Milano 1993.

Luigi Ruggiu, Lo spirito è tempo, Mimesis, Milano 2013.

Eric Weil, Hegel e lo Stato, Guerini, Milano 1998

The course is divided into 5 Sections that include videolectures, forums and assessment tests.

You can earn Attendance Certificate and Open badge by completing all the included video-lessons and the final tests of each didactic, answering correctly to minimum 70% of questions.