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Peace: Peace in political philosophy can be understood as a state of social and political harmony, characterized by the absence of violence, war, and injustice. Most political philosophers agree that it requires cooperation, trust, and a commitment to justice. See also Justice, Violence, War, Cooperation.
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G.W.F. Hegel on Peace - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 338
Peace/Hegel/Höffe: The fact that the philosophy of law(1) in a world history ends up being a "slaughterhouse" and not as with Kant culminates in the highest political good, eternal peace, hardly earns Hegel any sympathy. Seen from today's perspective, from the dominance of a universalistic ethics of law with the idea of human rights and an increasing juridification of interstate relations, Kant appears superior.
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HegelVsKant: Moreover, Hegel (...) rejects the idea of eternal peace, regards wars as indispensable for the "moral health" of peoples, and is content for interstate relations with an international law that does without a world legal order, and even without its modest precursor, a confederation of states.

1. Hegel, Vorlesungen zur Philosophie der Geschichte 1821-32 ed. by E. Gans 1837

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Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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