Rare though it is, it is not so rare to see the question asked by naïve materialist atheists: Is it logical to live? Is it logical to feel? Is it logical to have morality? Normally one would rebuke them for clearly having a misunderstanding of what … Continue reading [Thoughts] Are Life, Feelings, and Morality Logical?
The Spirit of China With China and the Mongols — the realm of theocratic despotism — History begins. Both have the patriarchal constitution for their principle — so modified in China, as to admit the development of an organized system of secular polity; while among … Continue reading PhoH: China
“To sublate and being sublated (the idealized ) constitute one of the most important concepts of philosophy. It is a fundamental determination that repeatedly occurs everywhere in it, the meaning of which must be grasped with precision and especially distinguished from nothing. –What is sublated … Continue reading Sublation: Negation of Negation
When Hegel died, his fame and reach was so great and the offense he had caused to the king of Prussia in his passages in the Philosophy of Right concerning the role of the king was so felt that this same king ordered Schelling to Berlin in … Continue reading Sprouting a Dragon Seed: How I Learned to Read Hegel
Nature Nature, Hegel tells us, is the Idea outside itself, its self-externality. Thus, a hallmark of nature is how its logical organization is dominated by externality, and everything in it is incapable of fully containing its determination. Nature is, simply, that which itself is not idea, not … Continue reading Philosophy of Nature: Space, Dimensions, and Time
In the newest translation of the Science of Logic (the Cambridge translation), Determinate Being is changed to Existence to be more in line with the original connotations of Dasein. Part of it is to make the term less cumbersome to write with. Existence is Hegel’s second … Continue reading Logic of Existence: A Hall of Mirrors
Logic Logic is, though few of us ever seem to reflect on it, a way of thinking. This is common to anyone who studies introductory logic, since logical thinking is particularly considered as valid thinking. That said, the term logic is itself more expansive than classical or modern formal … Continue reading Concepts As Logics: Ways of Thinking, Being, & Doing