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AW: [hegel] Hegel;s hierarchy of absolute spirit

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  • greuterb@bluewin.ch
    ... Von: sharloo75@yahoo.com Datum: 18.02.2010 08:20 An: Betreff: [hegel] Hegel;s hierarchy of absolute spirit Without getting
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 18, 2010
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      Von: sharloo75@...
      Datum: 18.02.2010 08:20
      An: <hegel@yahoogroups.com>
      Betreff: [hegel] Hegel;s hierarchy of absolute spirit

      Without getting polemical I woud ask these questtions.In dialectics and
      speculative thinking are hierarchies relevant? Doesnt the dialecticai
      movement and speculative thought blur or obliterate hierarchical
      thinking?


      As with Aristotle for Hegel Being is not a generic term. So, quite the reverse, if you take Being as a generic term
      its meaning would be blurred or obliterated. Being is in everything, however, in quite different meanings. Important
      for dialectics and speculative thinking are therefore non-hierarchical relations: Being-in-itself, Being-for-itself,
      Being-for-another. Aristotle gives a good example which is only an example but shows vividly how Being has to be taken:
      "healthy" has different meaning in different relations: a healthy organsim, a healthy apple, a healthy urine. In the
      first case healthiness is in-itself, in the second case healthiness is for another, in the third case healthiness is
      the sign for an in-iself. But what does "healthy" itself mean? Can you give a definition? In a hierarchical
      relationship you can take the universal term as substantial (essential) or as a mere abstraction of the specific forms.
      For Being you can do none of the two.



      Beat Greuter
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