This complete translation of Marx’s critical commentary on paragraphs 261–313 of Hegel’s Philosophy Of Right, a major work in political theory. Marx subjects Hegel’s doctrine on the internal constitution of the state to a lengthy analysis. It was Marx’s first attempt to criticize Hegel’s philosophy in general and his political philosophy in particular. It also represents his early efforts to criticize existing political institutions and to clarify the relations between the political and economic aspects of society.
This edition also includes a translation of the introduction Marx wrote for his proposed revised version of the Critique which he never completed. In a substantial introduction, Professor O’Malley provides valuable information on Marx’s intellectual development.