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G.W.F. Hegel on Second Nature - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 335
Second Nature/Hegel/Höffe: The unity gained on the level of morality makes freedom the second nature of humans. (>Morality/Hegel) This stage is certainly not won at the beginning, but only in a further process, in which three stages are to be passed through again. Its essence, however, does not appear, as usual in dialectical processes, only at the highest, but already from the lowest stage. All three stages have the character of a successful communication, because they help the members to live together with their own kind with their rights and duties(1).
Höffe I 336
[This is a] modern, namely no longer eudaimony-based, but freedom-based way (...).
Only in the living together of free and equal people can [the human] complete both his/her rational nature and his/her nature based on right and justice.

1. Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts oder Naturrecht und Staatswissenschaft im Grundriss, 1820

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Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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