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The Phenomenology of Mind Chapter Summary & Analysis - Spirit in Self-Estrangement- The Discipline of Culture Summary

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Spirit in Self-Estrangement- The Discipline of Culture Summary and Analysis

Here, Hegel shows himself to have been greatly inspired by a well translated fiction novel during the time that he wrote the Phenomenology of Mind. This chapter continues to deal with ethical development for the individual as mind or spirit and also how this occurs as a social entity in any given nation. Unlike the preceding section, here Hegel emphasizes the situation for the individual rather than for the family as opposed to the civilization.

Hegel goes into how the ethical framework evolves past the simple opposition between Family as "divine law" and Civil Society as "human law." He writes about this stage in terms of "self-estrangement." It is somehow at once another level of ethical knowledge, responsibility and understanding but at the same time it is also definitely intended to show that...

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