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2007 | 44 | 171-183
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HEGEL AND FRENCH REVOLUTION

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The French Revolution was undoubtedly the most important political experience in the life of young Hegel and it had a great impact on his later philosophical system. One of the main ideas of the Revolution: the liberty became one of the main notions of his philosophy of history. He considered the Revolution an universal history event and a manifestation of the activity of the 'Weltgeist'. Thanks to the Revolution it was possible to destroy the alienated state of the 'Ancien RĂ©gime' and to build a new one founded on the basis of the reason. However, destructive forces of the Revolution were at the same time its advantage and its greatest danger. The liberty degenerated into the 'absolute liberty', which led to the terror. Notwithstanding this ambiguity of the Revolution Hegel perceived it as a necessary stage in the historical process of realization of freedom, in which France at the moment bore the palm.
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44
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171-183
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REVIEW
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  • M. Milewska, Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii PAN, Zaklad Badan nad Religia, ul. Nowy Swiat 72, 00-330 Warszawa, Poand
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07PLAAAA03306825
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