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Hegel's Social EthicsReligion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation$
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Molly Farneth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691171906

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691171906.001.0001

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Culture War and the Appeal to Authority

Culture War and the Appeal to Authority

(p.35) Chapter Three Culture War and the Appeal to Authority
Hegel's Social Ethics

Molly Farneth

Princeton University Press

This chapter turns from immediacy and tragedy to self-legislation and alienation through a discussion of the conflict between Faith and Enlightenment. Faith and Enlightenment believe that individuals must be able to affirm their commitments for themselves, based on objective standards that are available to all. The apparent intractability of their conflict stems from the two sides' inability to recognize the social practices through which members of each group authorize and contest their norms. Hegel argues that the conflict between Faith and Enlightenment reveals the inadequacy of shapes of spirit that ignore the relationship between the rituals and social practices in which its members engage, and the standard that they claim to use when they assess knowledge claims.

Keywords:   Faith, Enlightenment, G. W. F. Hegel, alienation, self-legislation, social practices, spirit, rituals

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