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Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie

Zweimonatsschrift der internationalen philosophischen Forschung

Ed. by Demmerling, Christoph / Esser, Andrea Marlen / Krüger, Hans-Peter / Menke, Christoph

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Volume 67, Issue 2


Hegels Satz

Richard Raatzsch
  • EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, EBS Business School, Rheingaustraße 1, 65375, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
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Published Online: 2019-05-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dzph-2019-0015


For Hegel, what ought to be the case is the case and is, at the same time, not the case. I call this proposition „Hegel’s Proposition“. The elucidation, which Hegel’s Proposition obviously invites, moves from distinguishing two kinds of Ought and Is, respectively, through looking at the concepts of will and action, to reminding us of ways in which the world is both perfect and defective. Examined in this way, the so-called relation between Is and Ought turns out to be just that: a so-called, i. e. not a real, relation.

Keywords: is; ought; “just,” will; wish; action; world


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Published Online: 2019-05-31

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Citation Information: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Volume 67, Issue 2, Pages 174–191, ISSN (Online) 2192-1482, ISSN (Print) 0012-1045, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dzph-2019-0015.

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