Die Wirklichkeit der Freiheit begreifen: Hegels Begriff von Sittlichkeit als Voraussetzung der Sittlichkeitskonzeption Kants

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The relationship between Hegel’s conception of Sittlichkeit and Kant’s
moral philosophy is much-discussed, highly controversial and accompanied by many
misunderstandings. Relating it to Kant’s philosophy, this article shows that and how
Hegel’s elaborations on Sittlichkeit can be understood as an attempt to comprehend
the actuality of freedom in the human world. By contrast, the formalism of a Kantian
approach of moral philosophy hinders it willy-nilly to comprehend the actuality, hence,
the ‘fact’ of freedom properly. Hegel’s Sittlichkeit is a conception of the facticity
of freedom. Kant’s conception of Sittlichkeit presupposes such a conception.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)37-144
Number of pages108
JournalFolia Philosophica
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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