Keywords: morality,ethic,ethical life,right,perpetual peace


The concept of ethic and compound concepts ending with it that acquire increasing popularity in our contemporary world are missing any analytical ground. A preliminary analysis of the concept of ethic shovvs that indeed we need two close but quite different concepts in approaching this field as one can see in Hegel's critique of Kantian conceptualization. According to Hegel, there is a serious need to differentiate betvveen morality (moralitat) understood as the knowledge of good and evil acquired through inner reflection and ethic (ethical life, Sittlichkeit) as set of rules of conduct arisin from the actuality of the social life. Any confusion in this differentiation will inevitably lead to the emergence of grave difficulties in theoretical, juridical, political and social life in addition to its being unrealistic.