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.
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]
The method of the Phenomenology’s development is mysterious to the uninitiated, but even when you understand the movement of the method you cannot help but wonder: why this method with this content and in this manner? The lack of justification or explanation of the method in the … Continue reading PhoS: Is There Justification of Method?
The end of Force and the Understanding yielded the concept of Infinity, the self-differentiated unconditioned universal (what is later to be termed in the system as the concrete Universal). Not only did the object of the Understanding have the form of Infinity, but the consciousness which … Continue reading PhoS: Life, Desire, and Self-Consciousness
Up to now I’ve been writing expositions of the chapters, but here I’ll add my thoughts on the Phenomenology up to the end of the first section, “Consciousness”. What Is Logical About the Phenomenology of Spirit? First off, I’d like to make a comment on the logical—meaning Hegelian logic—structure … Continue reading Comments on the PhoS: Consciousness
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)
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)