Thought And Reality In Hegel's System (volume 8)

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byGustavus Watts Cunningham

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. The Personal1ty Of The Absolute. Hegel's doctrine of the nature of the Absolute is a problem that is not easy of solution. The fact that the Hegelians of the Left and of the Right, while appealing to the authority of the master in justification of their respective positions, reached antithetical conclusions with reference to this problem is an indication of its difficulty. But the result that we-have already attained in the preceding chapter offers us a vantage-point in our discussion of the problem. We have shown that the unity of reality, according to Hegel, is a unity that includes differences, and that the differences are essential to the unity. This point will, however, be of more direct interest to us when we come to ask concerning the relation of the Absolute and its differentiations. The problem immediately before us is to determine how this unity must be conceived, what more specifically the nature" of the unity is. The thesis which we shall defend is that the Hegelian doctrine concerning this unity is that it is spiritual, and that it exists as a self-conscious Personality.1 The point of departure for our discussion we shall find in the Absolute Idea. If we can determine the essential nature of the Idea, then we may claim to have set forth Hegel's doctrine of the nature of the Absolute, since the two terms are practically synonymous in his system.2 If Hegel has given any direct proof at all that the Absolute is to be thought of as personal, it must be sought in an investigation of the Idea; and, on the other hand, if it can be shown that the Idea is a self-conscious Individuality, it must be admitted that Hegel teaches the doctrine of a personal 1I use the term 'personality' as synonymous with selfhood or self-consciousness. 2 It may be said...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. The Personal1ty Of The Absolute. Hegel's doctrine of the nature of the Absolute is a problem that is not easy of solution....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217925081

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