Monday, 21 May 2007

Absolute freedom

Hegel argues that an absolute freedom requires homogeneity. Might this be true not in the vulgar Stalinist sense that humanity can only be free in the mass, but in the sense that even the most idiosyncratic and individual impulses towards freedom are actually part of a single absolute choice, a raft of possible actions that turn out to be, in the end, the same human action? Might it be that freedom is always, in the end, the same freedom?

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