The paper aims to explores the sense in which the subject’s emancipation can be understood as the capacity to “think the true” by virtue of her belonging to thought. The analysis specifically refers to Hegel and his conception of truth. The article divides into three main parts. The first one tries to clarify what the freedom of thought (as objective thought) and the subject’s activity to think freely consist in, with reference to the process of truth. The second part focuses on the Hegelian notion of truth as subject. Central topics of the section are the problem of the form and content of truth, and, relatedly, Hegel’s conception of the true as the identity of truth and certainty. The last part examines the very notion of certainty: a key-concept of Modernity that Hegel seeks to free from a merely subjectivistic meaning and to integrate into the process of the speculative truth. Consciousness’ capacity to overcome itself, sublating the mere subjective certainty, is an example of emancipation, understood as the realization of the belonging to thought and its freedom.