Title

Hegel Between Non-Domination and Expressive Freedom: Capabilities, Perspectives, Democracy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Description

Hegel may be read as endorsing a republican conception of freedom as non-domination. This may then be allied to an expressive conception of freedom not as communal integration and non-alienation, but rather as the development of new powers and capabilities. To this extent, he may be understood as occupying a position between nondomination and expressive freedom. This not only informs contemporary discussions of republicanism and democracy, but also suggests a ‘capabilities solution’ to the otherwise intractable problem of the rabble.

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