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
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.
I decided to split my original blog on Being-Nothing-Becoming into two since it was really long, there were also significant revisions in rearticulation in both sections and I focused each on particular comments I wanted to make of them. The dialectic of Being is very … Continue reading Becoming, Nothing, and Being
People seem to have a confusion going on about dialectics, either in that they are not aware of what Hegel’s dialectics are about in general or because they’re confused as to which kind of Hegel’s dialectics are going on. On the first issue I’ve already written a … Continue reading Negative and Positive Dialectics
Following from the development of life and self-consciousness, we now are at Hegel’s most well known and famous philosophical passage, the Master/Slave dialectic of self-consciousness. Like prior sections, this is going to be a long one. There is much here that deals with some very dense … Continue reading PhoS: The Master and Slave [Prt. 1]