Single Idea 22779

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 1. Existentialism]

Full Idea

The good is realised freedom, the absolute and ultimate end of the world.

Gist of Idea

The good is realised freedom


Georg W.F.Hegel (Elements of the Philosophy of Right [1821], 129)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'Elements of the Philosophy of Right', ed/tr. Wood,Allen W. [CUP 1991], p.157

A Reaction

This remark could have been made by Sartre. On its own I find it baffling, and can make no sense of an account of ethics that gives no guidance on behaviour at all, other than that freedom should be asserted.

Related Idea

Idea 22770 A person is a being which is aware of its own self-directed and free subjectivity [Hegel]