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By David Gray Carlson

ISBN-10: 1349540730

ISBN-13: 9781349540730

Hegel is considered the top of German idealism and his paintings has passed through an immense revival when you consider that 1975. during this ebook, David grey Carlson provides a scientific interpretation of Hegel's 'The technological know-how of Logic', a piece principally ignored, via a process of available diagrams, making a choice on and explicating every one of Hegel's logical derivations.

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Although there can be no such thing as pure immediacy, immediacy itself is no more illusory than is mediation. " ROSEN, supra note 52, at 87. 68 See David Gray Carlson, The Antepenultimacy of the Beginning in Hegel's Science of Logic, in HEGEL'S THEORY OF THE SUBJECT, supra note 59, at 206. Walter Kaufmann notes, with justification, that the Logic does not really start from Pure Being. Rather, the Logic starts with the privileging of the immediate over what is mediated. KAUFMANN, supra note 45, at 190.

T]he starting point . . remains at the base of all that follows . . Thus the beginning . . is the foundation which is present and preserved throughout the entire subsequent development, remaining completely immanent in its further determinations. (71) Thinking versus Being. Beginning is grounded in a contingent decision to begin. The groundedness of the beginning is an embarrassment that Hegel must overcome, if he is to produce a philosophy without ground. " (72) But mediation is a result and therefore cannot be the beginning.

But if this is so, one cannot account for how Speculative Reason finds the tools to differentiate stasis from movement. I think Hegel is presenting a straw man here. The passage rejects the non-sublationary collapse and sets the stage for admitting that the Understanding elects to begin the Logic by abstracting Pure Being from Absolute Knowing. Being-Nothing-Becoming 37 is the only reason it could "become" something: "therefore being, too, is already contained in the beginning. The beginning . .

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