Is the Principle of Freedom Property in Hegel?
İsmet Tekerek

The question of whether “the principle of freedom is property” or not is associated with the question of Hegel’s being libertarian or communitarian.In this essay, we will try to trace the concept of property in Phenomenology of Spirit (PS) and Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (HPR). In PS, we will show how property is, or is not, related to freedom in Master-Slave Dialectics, in Contradiction Principle and in Spiritual Animal Kingdom. After deducing that there is a much more strong liaison between action and freedom, we will analyse the property claim in Abstract Right of HPR. After concluding that property of Right is individualistic and possessive rather than intersubjective, we will see its effect in Hegel from the standpoints of Marxism and Liberalism.

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