This is my first question on this website, so I am not completely sure that this is the most adequate one (I could have also tried Philosophy stack exchange).

In the chapter "L'exil d'Hélène" of L'été (Summer, "Helen's exile") of Camus, there is a quote attributed to Hegel :

Seule la ville moderne, ose écrire Hegel, offre à l'esprit le terrain où il peut prendre conscience de lui-même.

(English translation "Only the modern city,” Hegel dares write, “offers the mind a field in which it can become aware of itself.”)

However, no reference is provided for this quote, and the fact that it was not given in German makes it difficult to find additional information about it. Therefore, I would like to know if someone had encountered something similar in Hegel's work.

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