Historia y Eticidad en la Antígona de Hegel

Apuntes Filosóficos 15 (29) (2006)

Alejandro Bárcenas
Texas State University
This essay explains the role of history and ethical life (Sittlichkeit) in the first section of the chapter entitled “Spirit” in the Phenomenology of Spirit, in which Hegel interprets the meaning of Sophocles’' Antigone as the best expression of the ancient Greeks’ ethical life in its preliminary and most immediate state. It is argued, first, that Hegel’s understanding of the ethical life was developed as an alternative, based on history, to Kant’s notion of morals (Sitten) and, second, that Hegel considered the ancient Greek mode of living limited by its immediacy and, therefore, never hoped to revive it during his own time.
Keywords Antigone  Hegel  Sophocles
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