Consciousness and Reality: Hegel’s Philosophy of by J.L. Navickas

By J.L. Navickas

With the increase of analytical philosophy the feedback opposed to Hegelianism has develop into more and more shrill, and symptoms of a humiliation that Hegel's philosophy should still ever have arisen are visible in such inftuential works as these of Karl Popper and Hans Reichenbach, to say yet a couple of. despite the fact that, many modern philosophers tension what's known as subjectivity, conceiving fact as vulnerable of methodical research purely to the level that it truly is in and for the topic. what's extra, they not just insist at the value of the topic for philosophy, yet preserve that the topic has to be conceived because the central determinative of real objectivity. due to the fact that wisdom relies for its chance at the inseverable correlatives of awareness and truth, they'd supply right value has to be given to either topic and item. nonetheless, exemplifying the relational precept in the solidarity of a twin constitution, the topic serves as an exclu­ sive agent that offers ingress into the that means of the object.

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72. 15 Cf. Gottfried Stiehler, op. , p. 7. 18 "Absolute knowledge, as Hegel manipulates the expression, is alleged to be the CONSCIOUSNESS AND REALITY 27 This ultimate form of cognition expresses the most adequate relation of thought and being, finding in the identity of subject and object the very essence of that relation. The career of knowledge thus culminates in the absolute knowledge where the original certainty of consciousness (subjectivity) is posited as truth and the truth (objectivity) is affirmed as selfconsciousness.

This is but another way of saying that every object will be discovered on dialectical analysis to have contributed to the selfrealization of the subject. Here lies the main reason why the distinction what a thing is for consciousness and what it is in itself must be preserved throughout the Phenomenology. Although the object is really apprehended, consciousness seems to be unable to know it as it is, not for consciousness, but in itself. Thus, what the thing is in itself is one thing for consciousness, while the existence of the object for consciousness is another thing.

162]. , p. 89. It should be noted here that Hegel's Wahrnehmung is not easily translated by one single English term. What is more, Hegel's Wahrnehmung does not have the same meaning as the cognitional act of perception of the traditional philosophy. 2 Sense-certainty, as a consciousness claiming to give us knowledge of that which exists, proves itself invalid, but its "element" of universality survives as the constitutive "principle" of perception. Though it is difficult to understand how the sensuous consciousness can invalidate itself and turn into perception, Hegel insists that perception and sensation are dialectically related, for the first grows out of the latter.

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