Print. It cannot maintain its first assumptions, e.g., that sense certainty is the truth, and is driven from one shape to the next, from consciousness to the highest objective forms of spirit and ultimately to the forms of absolute spirit in which “you and I are the same soul.” But where should motion begin and where should a path be traversed in the Logic, where the sole concern is with the content of thought and not at all with its movement? Still to have established only this one-sidedness is not sufficient. They were the first to demand and to carry out that pure thinking to which the title of as recent a work as Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason still implicitly refers. 2 Hans-Georg Gadamer: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. At thesame time, that engagement provides an exemplification of Gadamer’shermeneutics as well as a means to develo… Rather, the knowing in art, religion, and philosophy is common to all who think, so that in regard to it, it no longer makes any sense to differentiate one individual consciousness from another. According to Hegel, that constitutes the content of that with which science must begin. For such a question would certainly imply that there was a thinking which, in a manner of speaking, had not begun to think. When Hegel speaks of the logical instinct of language he is thus pointing out the direction and object of thought — its tendency towards “the logical.” In the first place, it should be noted that that term has quite a comprehensive meaning. In this book, Kristin Gjesdal uses a close analysis and critical investigation of Gadamer's Truth and Method (1960) to show that his engagement with Kant, Hegel, and Schleiermacher is integral to his conception of hermeneutics. When Hegel undertook to uncover “the logical” as that “innermost” in language and to present it in its entire dialectical self-differentiation, he was correct in seeing this undertaking as the attempt to reconstruct in thought the thoughts of God before the creation — a reality prior to reality. Thus, we always find a contradiction between what we want to say and what we actually have said. Still Hegel’s philosophy had no real presence here since it sufficed for this so-called neo-Hegelianism to merely reiterate Hegel’s criticism of Kant. The words which someone utters are tied to the continuum in which people come to understand each other, the continuum which determines the word to such an extent that it can even be “taken back.” Similarly, the speculative statement points to an entirety of truth, without being this entirety or stating it. And thus a universal logic — which explicates the ideas of God before the creation — is made possible. And just as the speculative statement demands dialectical “exposition,” the work of art demands interpretation, even though its content may never be exhausted in any particular interpretation. Something went wrong. Why is the system of concepts something in motion and moving itself and not something which thought merely runs through? gadamer’s ontology . He can say, for instance, that he wishes to present the same subject matter from another point of view, that one can arrive at the same result in another way, etc. To be sure, establishing this relationship amounts to making a distinction at the same time: the dimension of “the logical” is not the sphere of aletheia which is illumined by language. This must be understood in terms of Hegel's further claim that the Absolute must ultimately be regarded as pure Thought, or Spirit, or Mind, in the process of self-development. In The Phenomenology of Mind Hegel traced the stages of this manifestation from the simplest level of consciousness, through self-consciousness, to the advent of reason. The question arises, however, whether this “supposed to be” does not suffer from the “immorality” of a “supposed to be” which is never able to overcome its untruth. Nothing mystical is intended here. 2 This broad alignment with … Still, Hegel does not begin his Logic with these categories and it would have been of no help to him to do so. . The equilibrium between coming-into-being and passing-away of which Hegel speaks is only another way of expressing the utter lack of difference constitutive of Being and Nothing. “The logical” is not the quintessence or totality of all determinations of thought but the dimension which underlies all posited determinations of thought, just as a geometric continuum underlies all posited points. Most important of these is the sketch of an idea found in his Nietzsche, 8 vol. Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2000. Hegel notes the correspondence between logic and grammar and compares — without heed to the differences between languages and their grammatical bases — the life which a “dead” grammar assumes in the actual use of a language to the life which logic assumes when one gives content to its dead form through use of it in positive sciences. Since the content must be developed in its manifold determinations in order to arrive at the truth of the Concept, science must begin where there is the least determinacy. With his Logic Hegel seeks to bring the transcendental philosophy initiated by Kant to its conclusion. It is clear, for example, that one must always use the categories of Essence, e.g., the determinations of Reflection, if one wants to make any statement at all. To begin with, I shall treat the idea of Hegel’s Logic generally. 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