in and by itself — a unity synonymous with Spirit. But that co-ordination proves that it recognises
only such an abstract unity; so that while it gives judgment respecting philosophy it is ignorant of
that very point which constitutes the interest of philosophy.
But there are also spheres which, amid all the variety that is presented in the substantial content of
a particular form of culture, remain the same. The difference above mentioned in art, science,
philosophy, concerns the thinking Reason and Freedom, which is the self-consciousness of the
former, and which has the same one root with Thought. As it is not the brute, but only the man that
thinks, he only — and only because he is a thinking being — has Freedom. His consciousness