Modern Freedom pp 618-642 | Cite as

Ethics and Religion

  • Adriaan T. Peperzak
Part of the Studies in German Idealism book series (SIGI, volume 1)


Toward the end of one of his last courses on the philosophy of world history, Hegel looked back on the French revolution of July 1830 and summarized his diagnosis of the political situation with the following words:

Again a rupture has been accomplished and the [French] government is fallen. After forty years of wars and immense confusion, an old heart could finally enjoy the satisfactory perspective of an end to all those troubles; one could cherish the hope that a lasting reconciliation would establish itself. However, though a fundamental problem has been solved, there now remains this rupture [caused] on the one hand by the catholic principle, and on the other hand by the principle of the subjective will.


Civil Society Christian Church Christian Religion True Philosophy True Religion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriaan T. Peperzak
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  1. 1.Loyola University of ChicagoUSA

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