Hegel Freedom

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‘That force and tyranny
may be an element in positive right is contingent to the latter, and has nothing to do with its nature’. [PR3R]
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‘freedom is to will something determinate
, yet to be with oneself in this determination and to return once more to the universal’. [SS7A]
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Only when the will has itself as its object is it for itself what it is in itself.
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[Immediate Will]: ‘For me, this content is ....
entirely mine; but this form and that content are still different, so that the will is a finite will within itself’. SS11
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‘It is only by raising
itself once more to the level of thought and by conferring immanent universality upon its ends that the will cancels the difference of form and content and makes itself objective, infinite will.’ SS13
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‘It is only through being a member of the state
That the individual himself has objectivity, truth, and ethical life. … the destiny of individuals is to lead a universal life’. SS258
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‘The state in and for itself is the
… actualisation of freedom. It is the absolute end of reason that freedom should be actual. SS258 A
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‘Whether human beings know it or not, this essence realises itself as
a self-sufficient power of which individuals are only moments’. SS258A
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‘The right of individuals to their subjective determination to freedom is fulfilled in so far as they belong to ethical actuality;
for their certainty of their own freedom has its truth in such objectivity, and it is in the ethical realm that they ac actually possess their own essence’. SS153
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‘The individual, however, finds his liberation in duty.
… he is liberated from the indeterminate subjectivity which does not attain existence. … In duty, the individual liberates himself so as to attain substantial freedom SS149
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[ethical life:] ‘not something alien to the subject.
… The subject bears spiritual witness to them as to its own essence … a relationship which is immediate and closer to identity than even faith or trust’. 147
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‘Only in the will as subjective will can freedom
… be actual’. SS106
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‘Spirit is self-contained existence. Now this is...
Freedom, exactly. For if I am dependent, my being is referred to something else which I am not. … I am free … when my existence depends upon myself. This self-contained existence of Spirit is none other than self-consciousness of one’s own being INT
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‘The essential nature of freedom
… is … coming to a consciousness of itself and thereby realising its nature. Itself is its own object of attainment’. INTRO HISTORY
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Human beings least of
all sustain the bare external relation of mere means to the great ideal aim’. :)
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‘all worth which the human being possesses -
all spiritual reality, he possesses only through the state
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‘Law is the objectivity of Spirit …
Only that will which obeys law is free; for it obeys itself’.
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We observe, therefore,
an essential union between the objective side - the Idea - and the subjective side - the personality that conceives and wills it. The objective existence of this union is the State.’
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‘the will in its truth is such
that what it wills, i.e. its content, is identical with the will itself, so that freedom is willed by freedom’.ss21A
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