G.W.F. Hegel on Object - Dictionary of Arguments
Höffe I 328
This/Here/Now/Phenomenology/Hegel/Höffe: [at the beginning of phenomenology stands] the immediate knowledge, the sensual certainty. According to its self-understanding, it has not yet omitted anything from its "object", so that it appears as the most comprehensive and "truest" knowledge. However, it is directed toward a "this" in the "now" and "here".
This/Here/Now/Hegel: This truth cannot be lost by writing it down, explains Hegel: "This here and now" can be, for example, my standing desk in my study at 9:30 a.m. (...) and so on. Consequently the truth of "this" lies in all "these", correspondingly the truth of "now" in all "now", thus not in an immediate truth that at the same time leaves nothing out, but in a contentless general.
Content/showing/(to) mean: This only gains content if you mean the thing you point to when you say "this". But this thing, (...) one is no longer directly certain of it, but one perceives it, with which one reaches the second level of consciousness: after the sensual certainty of this, here and now, one finds oneself on the level of the perception of a thing(1). >Knowledge/Hegel.
1. Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit, 1807_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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