In contrast to the Master, who remains forever fixed in his humanity
as Master, the Slave develops and perfects his humanity, [which was] servile
at its origin. He raises himself to [the level of] discursive thought and
elaborates the abstract notion of freedom; and he creates himself also as
a Citizen who is free and ultimately fully satisfied, by transforming the
given World through the Labor that he performs in the Service of the community.
It is therefore he [the Slave-Citizen], and not the Master, who is Man properly
individual who freely creates History. But we must not forget to notice
that Service and Labor are free and creative only to the extent that they
are accomplished within [or in terms of] the Dread that is born of the consciousness
of death. It is therefore, when all is said and done, this consciousness
of death that humanizes Man and constitutes the ultimate basis of his humanity.
"The Idea of Death in the Philosophy of Hegel"
translated by Joseph J. Carpino