Following from the collapse of Force as the unconditioned universal, we here begin with the Understanding’s second attempt at conceiving such universal. We shall tread the path through Law, see Force appear once more, and once again encounter collapse. From there we shall make a … Continue reading Phos: Force and Understanding (pt.2)
Force and Understanding is considered the hardest chapter within the Phenomenology. Furthermore, its transition to Self-Consciousness through the Inverted World argument is considered one of the most strange arguments ever made and its meaning is highly contested. With this in mind, it is no easy task … Continue reading PhoS: Force and Understanding (pt. 1)
This is a reworking of my exposition from September 2016. In a recent rereading (2017), I had a significant enough interpretation that I have decided to rewrite most of the exposition. The dialectic of Being is very visible when it comes to being given an … Continue reading Logic of Being and Nothing: A False Start
Continuing from the prior post which developed the thing with properties, here we continue with the movements of Perception’s comprehension of its object. Movements and moments of Perception In §117 of the Phenomenology the general movement of Perception’s cycle of error is laid out as follows: … Continue reading PhoS: Perception and Error (part 2)
Table of Contents: Objectivity Truth Universality/Concept One of the harder things that stands in the way of engaging Hegel fruitfully is his peculiar terminology, and while one can often find some short remarks scattered through papers and pages online regarding Hegel, many of these terms … Continue reading Hegelianism: Objectivity, Truth, and Universality.
Perception is the second of the forms of consciousness, and follows from the results of Sense Certainty. In Perception the mediation of thought and language have been acknowledged by the knower, but the experiential object of knowledge is still considered the essential substance of knowledge … Continue reading PhoS: Perception and Error (Part 1)
Sense Certainty (SC) is the first form of consciousness in the Phenomenology, and it’s relatively easy to understand. Sense Certainty posits itself as a completely passive I which immediately, without the mediation of thought, relates to its objects of knowledge by way of pointing either … Continue reading Phenomenology of Spirit: Sense Certainty