La filosofia del diritto e dello stato in K. W. F. Solger

Di Matilde Bonato

In: Verifiche Anno XLII, N. 4, 2013 XLII , No. 4 ( 2013 )

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The aim of this paper is to introduce an aspect of Solger’s philosophy that has not yet received its due consideration, which is his ethical thought. I will focus on the problem of the idea’s revelation in the political field in order to highlight its essential traits. This problem will be analysed by first considering the characteristics of a single man’s individual action and then considering the collective action of individuals belonging to a State. The action of the single man will prove to be ethical, even if in an instantaneous way: as soon as the good action appears it is immediately broken by the contradictions of reality. Unlike the action of the single man, in which the ethical idea’s revelation has an instantaneous duration, the ethical action of the State will prove to be stable and, at the same time, open to the future and not rigidly fixed. This result is possible thanks to two main tools of the State organization, which are right and politics.