The Realm of Freedom, the Realm of Necessity: Gillian Rose

April 29th, 2012

‘Greece stands for a society in which there is no subjectivity and hence no representation. It stands for a society which contains conflict and injustice, but which is substantially free, and hence the conflict and injustice are transparent and intelligible. In Greek society only a few are known to be free, but this freedom is concrete and realized. Those who are not free are known as slaves, and conflict between equally valid social spheres is recognised by all. In later societies all are re-presented as free, but freedom is not realized for any and the lack of freedom is not known.’

From Hegel Contra Sociology, p134

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