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.
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
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
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
I was bored a few days ago and decided to put on a random Hegel lecture to listen to and waste away my time more than usual, but it happened that I found this lecture in many ways more amusing with how much is wrong … Continue reading A Critique of a Standard Misreading of Hegel