Filosofia del diritto senza Scienza della logica? Un dibattito in corso sulla filosofia sociale di Hegel

Di Miguel Giusti

In: Verifiche, Anno LI, N. 1-2, 2022 LI , No. 1-2 ( 2022 )

Sezione Padova Hegel Lectures


The question posed in the title of this contribution alludes to the attempts of some contemporary authors, among them that of Axel Honneth, to update the central approaches of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, but precisely and deliberately disregarding their supposed dependence on his Science of Logic. Answering that question is not easy for various reasons, methodological and hermeneutical. It is well known that Hegel emphatically maintains the dependence between both works and philosophical projects, but there is no consensus among the specialists about what real weight and of what type the Logic on the Philosophy of Right has. On the other hand, it is evident that any social philosophy requires a logical conception in the broad sense, be it Hegelian or otherwise, even more so if the intention is to update the Hegelian construction implicit in the concept of freedom. In any case, the discussion seems to show a paradoxical fact that consists in simultaneously affirming the actuality and obsolescence of the Hegelian conception of practical reason.