The Right to Implication
Hegel's Philosophy of Right demonstrates how the idea of right is not present, but implied in the world. Take a clue from language, from Aesop's Greek: the meaning of being is implication. And this way of being is how right is implied in the individual and family, friends and enemies, society and the state, and their rights — because it is implied in the world as a whole. If right's way of being, however, remains subject to the demand that language and logic conform to the philosophy of presence and / or absence, then the world is inverted: wrong is right — or rather, there is neither wrong nor right. But none of this is inevitable. The response? “ The hard, infinite struggle ” to do right by right as implied.