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Hegel: "Science of Logic," #10/10: Section Three of Volume Two: "The Idea."

The tenth of ten (alternating) discussions on Hegel's (non-"lesser") "Science of Logic" (covering):
"The Idea"
(= "Section Three" of "Volume Two: Subjective Logic").


In my old version (@ 1969  George Allen & Unwin ,  London),
translated by A.V. Miller and foreword-ed by J.N. Findlay,
this tenth dose amounts to pp. 755-844.

For a friendly "description" I pilfer from others more concise (not to mention credible):

Mr. G.R.G. Mure:
"...philosophy is no more the exclusive business of professionals than is art or religion."

J.N. Findlay:
"Hegel will appear as the greatest of European thinkers, engaged in a self-critical enterprise which even he only half understood, whose most obscure, botched utterances are often worth many of the lucidities of modern philosophers."

Etienne Gilson:
"Hegel was not a philosopher;  he was a world, a self-creating world..."

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  • Rick O.

    Perhaps one of my favorite quotes so far (I am so woefully behind):

    "It will always stand out as a marvel how the Kantian philosophy recognised the relation of thought to sensuous reality, beyond which it did not advance, as only a relative relation of mere Appearance, and perfectly well recognised and enunciated a higher unity of both in the Idea in general and, for example, in the Idea of an intuitive understanding, and yet stopped short at this relative relation and the assertion that the Notion is and remains utterly separate from reality thus asserting as truth what it declared to be finite cognition, and denouncing as an unjustified extravagance and a figment of thought what it recognised as truth and of which it established the specific notion. " Subjective Logic 1309 (in discussing his criticism of the regulative ideas)

    1 · August 18, 2014

    • Erik C.

      George: as long as farther doesn't mean actually going anywhere, but instead rummaging around more in the same old body of content. If this content were to change it would be more than going farther, but it would be an absolute rebirth of philosophy.

      Rick: I guess I'm not thinking of the CPM so much as a certain attitude I've seen in continental philosophy. I find it less with major thinkers as with pedants (this sometimes overlaps). It usually takes this form: "So-and-so may have realized <something so-and-so was interested in>, but what they failed to realize was <something I am interested in>." This sort of statement seems to always suggest a failure of literacy (in this case, inability to see what the theme of so-and-so's writing is), or judgment by a false standard, namely, the standard of one enquiry by that of another.

      1 · August 19, 2014

    • Anneliese

      Perhaps if we all recognized that we're always doing our own work and we actually *can't* do someone's work for them, we'd be less offended when they didn't do our work for us.

      1 · August 19, 2014

  • George

    "Kant's transcendental philosophy is an attempt to discern the conditions necessary to render possible the present-ing of objects to the subject. But the culmination of subject-ism (hence of all meta-
    physics), arrives with Hegel, for it is he who explores
    the absolute character of the certitude in which Descartes' quest for the fundamentum inconcussum terminates, sc. the certitude of selfawareness.
    Culminated in Hegel, subject-ist metaphysics reaches its ultimate consummation in Nietzschean nihilism."
    --William Richardson
    (not the former Governor of New Mexico).

    1 · August 15, 2014

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