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
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
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
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
Ideality Something to keep in mind when dealing with Hegelian ideality is that thoughts are concepts, and concepts for Hegel are, as an analogy, ‘living’ and self-moving unifying processes. Activity and movement—process—is something inherent to Hegel’s conception of reality as a whole. Beings are active, Nature … Continue reading The Ideal in Absolute Idealism