Hegel Family Formation

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Margarita Erina
Family’s upbringing significance in personality formation.
According to Hegel’s conception of right, family is one of key part of human formation. Family there is in 3 aspects: marriage, property and assets and upbringing of children and dissolution of the family. Family (as marriage) is ethical relationship, so only into family it is possible to become ethical person. The thesis of this essay is there is the connection between discipline of upbringing and human freedom. It seems to be that there is no freedom together with discipline and punishments in upbringing up of children. How a child can feel free if he has no choice of how to behave and life.
Hegel’s notion of freedom is self-determination but exactly within the state.
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According to Hegel, discipline, “the purpose of which is to break the child 's self-will in order to eradicate the merely sensuous and natural” . Child’s self-will initially has only desires and fantasy. It turns out that such kind of will cannot be guided by reasons and representations, which are gained by rights, social rules and so on. However, discipline it is not a slavery. Hegel exactly differentiates these notions, slavery for him is unethically and shamefully. Perhaps the difference between slavery and upbringing’s discipline is not obviously. For Hegel the key part of discipline is a choice. Parents bring up in children reasons, representations which are leading to the morality, but in the same time they give the choice to live, think and act in their own way. Slavery means no choice at all – only compulsion which will never lead to any morality and ethic.
It seems to be like Hegel contradicts himself writing that children should are growing up into discipline of parents and in the same time they have a choice to live their own way. Hegel implies that parents in any cases will give the right upbringing and children will live in the right way but by their own
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