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Unformatted text preview: first is the warp, the other the woof in the great tapestry of world history that is spread out before us. The concrete meeting point and union of the two is in ethical freedom in the state" (26). 5. "It is demonstrated in philosophy that the Idea proceeds to its infinite antithesis. .." (28). 6. ". ..in world history the outcome of human actions is something other than what the agents aim at and actually achieve. .." (30). 7. "The State is the externally existing, genuinely ethical life. . .. It is the absolute interest of Reason that this ethical whole should be present. And herein lies the justification and the merit of the heroes who founded states, no matter how crude. In world history we are concerned only with those peoples that have formed states. For we must understand that the State is the realization of freedom, i.e. of the absolute end-goal, and that it exists for its own sake" (41)....
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- Spring '08