Hegel Between Non-Domination and Expressive Freedom: Capabilities, Perspectives, Democracy
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.
Allen, Michael. 2006. Hegel Between Non-Domination and Expressive Freedom: Capabilities, Perspectives, Democracy. Philosophy & Social Criticism. Vol.32(4). 493-512. https://doi.org/10.1177/0191453706064021 ISSN: 0191-4537