|Bourgeois/Citizen: "Bourgeois" refers to the middle class, associated with property and capitalist interests. "Citoyen" means citizen and embodies civic responsibilities in a republic. The former denotes social class, the latter emphasizes civic identity. See also Republic, State, Society, Community, History.<_____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
G.W.F. Hegel on Bourgeois/Citizen - Dictionary of Arguments
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Bourgeois/citoyen/HegelVsRousseau/Hegel: Hegel offers a solution to the problem of the relationship between politics and economy raised in the role conflict of bourgeois and citoyen, which is more satisfactory from the point of view of property rights protection and with regard to the question of the transformation of bourgeois to citoyen than that of Rousseau.
Liberal property rights are guaranteed publicly in Hegel on the basis of their intrinsic rationality and the Republican identification of the citizen with the political community is guaranteed by institutionally secured processes of "education"(1), in which the citizens gain the ability to look beyond the limits of their private interests and to recognize themselves as parts of a moral whole.
>Education/Hegel, >Property, >Community.
1.G.W.F. Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts oder Naturrecht und Staatswissenschaft im Grundrisse. Werke 7, Hrsg. Eva Moldenhauer und Karl Markus Michel, Frankfurt a. M. 1989, S. 343-345._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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