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How did GWF Hegel fail to understand his own writing?

Source: p 126, A Little History of Philosophy (2011 ed; not 2012 Reprint ed) by Warburton PhD in Philosophy (Cambridge)   [...] Actually, that question ‘What does it mean?’ is one that readers ...
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What is the connection between Hegel's “world of senses” “1st supersensible world” & “2nd supersensible world”?

Question In the Phenomenology of Spirit, in the chapter "Force and Understanding" Hegel claims that the understanding (Verstand) encounters the 2nd law, which in turn creates the 2nd supersensible ...
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Kant's assumption of “universality”

I read that Hegel critiques Kant's assumption of the universal concepts, that all humans share the same concepts exactly. But at its core, isn't this statement(claiming an overarching belief of man) ...
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If one agrees with the bundle theory of self, then isn't human society itself a real (as in non-metaphorical) self-aware mind?

Hegel's world spirit is usually described as way of philosophizing about history, more so than an actual mind. Yet when describing the world spirit, he ascribes intentionality and agency to it, ...
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Why does Edward Craig assert that your production of something usually exposes something inside you?

A novice, I do not feel prepared yet to read Hegel; but please tell me if his primary sources answer my question. Source: p 82, Philosophy ; A Very Short Introduction (2002) by Edward Craig.   ...
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How to translate grundsein?

I came across the following quotation from Heidegger in a text by Agamben. Grundsein fur durch ein Nichts bestimmtes sein, das heisst grundsein einer nichtigkeit. The author translated as: ...
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Is German idealism ontological, epistemic, or something more abstract?

On one hand Kant's transcendental idealism seems purely ontological: His noumena/phenomena distinction is essentially a form of dualism. Add to that: Marx considered himself a materialist in ...
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How does Hegel define material, living and thought beings? [closed]

I've always assumed Hegel had one dialectical definition of thought relative to life, one for life relative to matter, and some other definition for matter. But strangely, I can't find anything with ...
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Was Hegel a major influence in analytic philosophy?

Wikipedia's "analytic and continental philosophers differ on the importance and influence of subsequent philosophers on their respective traditions... Hegel is viewed as a relatively minor figure for ...
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Help me get this Hegel joke

A Facebook group Philosophy Matters posts philosophy related jokes from time to time. Today they posted this image : with the caption hegel, le sacre monstre Now not knowing anything about ...
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What was Hegel trying to achieve?

I believe that Hegel wrote on many subjects. From his book The Science of Logic, I understand his position to be that of absolute idealism. If I am ever to begin to tackle him, I would like to first ...
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Parmenidian Being and Non-Being

In Patricia Curds Pre-Socratic Reader, in the chapter on Parmenides, we have the following fragment from The Commentary on Aristotles Physics by Simplicius: (B6): It is right both to say and ...
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What is physics as a Hegelian Concept?

Hegel, in the preface of the phenomenology calls the concept of mathematics, magnitude; what would the concept of physics? The Res Extensa of Descartes and Spinoza? But Liebniz, in an *Essay on ...
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How does Hegel develop the notion of freedom in his metaphysics?

It is agreed by everyone that liberty is a good thing; and one cannot have enough of a good thing; thus unlimited liberty must be one of the most perfect of goods. For in liberty unlimited one can ...
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Plato's Ideas and Hegel's Idea

Hegel famously speaks of the idea in the third section of his Doctrine of the Notion, this playing a central role in his system. It seems natural to suppose a close relation to what is traditionally ...
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How does the Hegels dialectic map onto the Parmenidian dialectic?

In the late Platonic dialogue Parmenides, which places the youthful Socrates against one of the elders of Greek Philosophy - Parmenides; Parmenides says that the way to Philosophy is by the dialectic: ...
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The unity of opposites of the real and the ideal

In §324 of Science of Logic Hegel writes explicitly that the ideal [ das Ideelle ] is again one of the moments, and the real [ das Reale ] the other In the rest of the text, of course, whenever ...
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Does any “nihilist” philosopher nevertheless place value on synthesizing nihility [closed]

Theodor Adorno opens his treatise on negative dialectics with the statement that "[it] is a phrase that flouts tradition. As early as Plato, dialectics meant to achieve something positive by ...
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Hegel's measure as gauge

In Book I, third section, first chapter of Science of Logic, Hegel makes it rather clear, I find, that the measure that he is talking about -- at least in its aspect as specifying measure -- is a ...
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What should I read before reading Hegel's “Phenomenology of Spirit”?

Are there some writings that I should make myself familiar with beforehand, in order to rightly understand Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit? I am thinking of works like Spinoza's Ethics German ...
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What did Hegel mean by 'world spirit'?

I understand that Hegel intends to justify the history of mankind by stating that every town and society that has existed has been a test indirectly arranged by the 'world spirit' in order to ...
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Is the Kuhnian paradigm shift (or sublation) materialistic or idealistic?

Kuhns book The Structure of scientific revolution is based on Hegels philosophy of history and uses, as Hegel did, the dialectic as the motor of history. What Kuhn terms paradigm shifts, in Hegelian ...
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What's an axial rotation?

In the Phenomenology of Spirit (section 169 in my edition), Hegel asserts the following: The determination of life as it has arisen from the concept, or from the general results with which we ...
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Contradiction, and the Being and Becoming of Mathematics [closed]

Mathematics is rife with contradictions, is shot through with them: the fault-lines lie where theories collide, fade or open up. Does this disturb the incarnation of mathematics - the Ideal ...
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What were Peirce's trinary conception of logic?

Peirces conception of the trinary structure of thought is mentioned in passing in the SEP on Hegels Logic Hegel's later treatment of the syllogism found in Book 3, in which he follows Aristotle's ...
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Does Hegel's Schematization of Art Still Work?

Upon study of G.W.F. Hegel's two volume work Lectures on Fine Art he presents a schema of the arts based on the external and internal relations of the Idea in its dialectic mode of expression. Of ...
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Hegel and private property

Did Hegel concern private property as a natural right as liberals did? I know that Hegel talked about private property in Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences describing it as an abstract ...
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Hegel's “the worse for the facts!”

This story is often mentioned, but without references. Was that a true story? Did Hegel indeed say this -- “the worse for the facts!” -- when somebody told him "your theory contradicts the facts!"? Or ...
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Did Hegel propagate the concept of dialectical materialism?

This is a test question: State and examine the main features of Dialectical Materialism as enunciated by Hegel. Is it wrong? The reason I ask is because Hegel propagated the concept of ...
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How could one summarize Marx's quibble with Hegel over the merit of mysticism?

If I'm not mistaken, this was fairly central to Marx's philosophy, though I've not been able to find any succinct descriptions of it. My interest was piqued by the book "Marx for beginners", in a ...
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Is there any influence from Hegels Master-Slave dialectic towards Nietzsches Master & Slave morality, or oppositely?

Hegel discusses the parable of the slave & master in his Phenomenology of Spirit. In the form of a hegelian dialectic, this takes the form thesis=slave, antithesis=master and synthesis=equals. ...
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Why does Schelling characterise his philosophy as Positive as opposed to the Negative Philosophy of Kant and Hegel?

According to the Routledges History of Philosophy, Vol 6 - The Age of German Idealism, Schelling had begun to characterize his new standpoint as “positive philosophy,” in contradistinction to the ...
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What are the limitations of Hegels Dialectic that Schelling identified?

According to this question: Marx did not need to invert historical idealism because Schelling had already shown the limitations of the dialectic process Hegels dialectic, roughly, is manifested ...
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Is there a notion of 'objective' in Hegelian Theory?

According to the wikipedia entry on Categorical Logic: Lawvere's writings, sometimes couched in a philosophical jargon, isolated some of the basic concepts as adjoint functors (which he explained as ...
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How should we understand Hegel's “Absolute Idea”?

I've read about Hegel's ideas on philosophical progress: Hegel's main philosophical project was to take these contradictions and tensions and interpret them as part of a comprehensive, evolving, ...
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In psychoanlaysis should the id-ego-superego 'configuration' be understood in terms of a historical dialectic?

I've edited this question after Dr Sisters comments on my mis-use of Freudian terminology. My initial understanding of the mature Id-Ego-SuperEgo configuration is to see them as static. But according ...
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Can Hegel be read and understood in translation, or must one read Hegel in German to comprehend it?

I've read about a half of Hegel's Logic and a bit of Phänomenologie des Geistes, but both are difficult to understand; I do not whether it is the translation or the intent that is ambiguous. I know ...
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Concepts of state and transition as used by Kierkegaard

While reading Søren Kierkegaard's "The Concept of Anxiety", I asked myself how much of the temporal interpretation of dialectic and the interaction between state and transition (leap) are original to ...
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Introduction to Hegel for a Marxist

What subset of Hegel should a person know to understand Marxist philosophy? In political alignment i'm a Marxist, and mostly subscribe to social and political positions of the kinds like Slavoj Žižek ...
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Why is Hegel more important than Schelling?

I am curious why Hegel became more important than Schelling. First of all, how would Schelling's ideas differ from Hegel's? I read that there are some supernatural elements in Schelling's, but do not ...
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What would be the difference between Fichte and Hegel?

I am quite confused how Fichte's ideas (and Schelling's ideas) and Hegel's ideas differ. There seem to be some common elements, but I am unsure how to pinpoint the difference between Hegel's and ...
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Is the opponent process theory of emotion an example of Hegelian synthesis?

http://gettingstronger.org/2010/05/opponent-process-theory/ One basic tenet of the opponent process theory is that there is a gradual unbalancing of the relation between an emotion and its own ...
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Do you agree with Hegel's assertion: 'quantity changes lead to quality changes'? [closed]

Material things change every second (through natural (atomic) "decay"). However. things in the mind seem to not change at all. For example, 1+1=2 never varies. What is the difference between ...
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Slavoj Zizek and jouissance [closed]

Can anyone explain to me what jouissance mean in Slavoj Zizek's philosophy? I understand Lacan's term, but I am having a hard time understanding Slavoj Zizek's jouissance. More specifically, how does ...
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Is there a parallel between Hegelian “essence” and Kantian “concept”?

I think I've found a paralelism between these two notions, at least to some extent. For Kant defines (in Logic, I, I, §1, also translated) concept as "an universal representation" Every knowledge, ...
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How does Søren Kierkegaard use the word “dialectic” and how does his use of it differ from G.W.F. Hegel's?

According, to my understanding, the meaning of dialectic is... In Plato: a back-and-forth conversational style of reasoning from his later dialogues In the Middle Ages: the scholastic style of ...
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What does Hegel mean by “Quality”?

In the Science of Logic, Hegel initially presents quality as existent determinateness. He further distinguishes two modes of determining quality in accordance with the moments of existence: ...