Freedom as Belonging: A Defense of Hegelian Holism

Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism book series (PHGI)


This chapter defends Hegel’s insight that self and world are reciprocal. I reconstruct Hegel’s argument that there is no remainder to the self in abstraction from its relation to the world. Then I critique contemporary philosophers who summarily reject Hegel’s insight through an existential critique of their bourgeois mode of being-in-the-world.


Hegel Science of Logic Freedom Identity Difference Being Contradiction Holism World 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Wisconsin–MadisonMadisonUSA

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