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Quotation by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
"Classification of Historic Data" The Philosophy of History (1837) "Introduction" The Philosophy of History (1837) "Introduction" The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942) Lectures on The History of Philosophy, vol. 1, introduction, p. 52, Humanities Press (1974) Logic, part 1: the Encyclopedia, ch. 4, "Second Attitude of Thought to Objectivity," section 60, p. 91, Oxford University Press (1975)
When needs and means become abstract in quality, abstraction is also a character of the reciprocal relation of individuals to one another. This abstract character, universality, is the character of being recognized and is the moment which makes concrete, i.e. social, the isolated and abstract needs and their ways and means of satisfaction.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher. Philosophy of Right, part 3: "Civil Society," par. 192, p. 127, Oxford University Press (1952).
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