Errors from the Past

“Women conduct affairs not by the standard of universality…” – Errors from the past

“Women are certainly capable of learning, but they are not made for the higher forms of science, such as philosophy and certain types of artistic creativity; these require a universal ingredient. Women may hit on good ideas… but they lack the talent for the ideal. When women stand at the head of government, the state is immediately plunged into danger because they conduct affairs not by the standard of universality but in accordance with random opinions and inclinations.”

Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts. by H. Glockner, Samtliche Werke, Stuttgart, 1928, VII, pp. 240-49.

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