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Key Elements Pertaining to Hegelian Freedom


Key Elements Pertaining to Hegelian Freedom

Hegel has analyzed the concept of freedom comprehensively in many of his philosophical works. In doing so, Hegel takes a different position from the liberal and kantian theory by praising the spirit as a different concept to reality and by affirming that the truly free will is an ethical one. Hegel’s discourse is built on the succession of events and epochs; in such succession, nations and worlds have contributed to the development of the world spirit toward freedom. Throughout his work the concept of freedom takes a central place in his philosophy and Hegel concludes that the most comprehensive freedom is achieved through philosophical activity.

Keywords: reason, ethics, freedom, spirit, philosophy


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