About a year ago I wrote a blog making some comments on Wolfendale’s questioning of the method’s justification, where he concludes that Hegel could not make clear the relation of Science and Natural Consciousness in the Phenomenology of Spirit such that he really showed how … Continue reading [PhoS] The Method Is Justified.
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?
Though I 100% recommend the much longer intermediate introduction, I’ve decided to write a more basic ‘lesser’ introduction to Dialectics. Unlike the ‘greater’ introduction, this one is meant to be shorter and more to the point in a formulaic way which does not meander over … Continue reading Beginner’s Introduction to Dialectics
Did you think we were done with dialectics? This one is going to be a bit more fun than usual. Sublation is something that should already be familiar, but in case it is not, here it is: Sublation equally means “to keep,” “to ‘preserve’,” and “to cause to … Continue reading Sublation, Reflection, Speculation
On the distinction of external dialectics and immanent ones.
The Absolute as Such As Process & Result The Absolute as such is everything with no remainder. It is the absolute sublation in which all determinations and their contradictions are cancelled and preserved in the ultimate unity of unity and difference. Cancelled because as particular determinations they … Continue reading The General Description of The Absolute
Our task is to discover the primordial, absolutely unconditioned first principle of all human knowledge. This can be neither proved nor defined, if it is to be an absolutely primary principle. —Fichte, Fundamental Principles of the Entire Science of Knowledge Outside of German Idealism enthusiasts, mainly scholars, there isn’t … Continue reading Fichte’s Science of Knowledge: On the Self’s Necessary Necessity for Itself