Friday, March 13, 2009

I am the conflict, their being bound together. I am both the combatants, and am the strife itself

Reading Hegel: The Introductions - Google Books Result
by G. W. F. Hegel, Aakash Singh, Rimina Mohapatra - 2008 - Philosophy - 272 pagesI am not one of those taking part in the strife, but I am both the combatants, and am the strife itself. I am the fire and the water which touch each other, ... Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition: Glenn Alexander ...
Glenn Alexander Magee's pathbreaking book argues that Hegel was decisively influenced by .... air, fire, and water understood in the classical Greek sense). ...
Hegel's Lectures on the History of Philosophy
The extinction of the soul, of the fire in water, the conflagration that ..... But in truth, the object is for me something essentially free, and I am for ...
Hegel's Dialectic of Desire and Recognition: Texts and Commentary - Google Books Result
by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John O'Neill - 1996 - Philosophy - 331 pages We must not ignore, however, that Hegel carefully draws the distinction between the Platonic ... I am fire and water" ...
Hegel's Hotel: DGB Philosophy...Floor 3: More Essays on The ...
While each pre-Socratic philosopher gave a different answer as to the identity of this element (water for Thales, air for Anaximenes, fire for Heraclitus), ...
Alison Stone - Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel's ...
6 Sep 2005 ... On Stone's reading, Hegel's philosophy of nature could still be relevant ... air, fire, and water) in a proto-rational manner, according to the laws .... but unfortunately I am not ultimately persuaded that Hegel belongs ...
The Phenomenology of Spirit Reader: Critical and Interpretive Essays - Google Books Result
by Jon Bartley Stewart - 1997 - Philosophy - 507 pages We must not ignore, however, that Hegel carefully draws the distinction between ... I am fire and water" (Vorlesungen iiber die Philosophie der Religion, ...
Existential Primer: Georg W. F. Hegel
With great relief, Hegel move to Frankfurt am Main in October 1796. ..... simply meant the opposite elements forming all reality: earth / air, fire / water.
slacktivist: Hegel's Bluff
29 Jun 2005 ... The cold pools provides refreshing drinking water to weary travelers. ... The fire and passion for revolution in a person is usually inversely ... Posted by: pharoute Jun 30, 2005 at 12:03 AM. Hegel's Bluff: What the ...
Journeys to Selfhood: Hegel & Kierkegaard - Google Books Result
by Mark C. Taylor - 2000 - Philosophy - 298 pages Hegel confesses: I am the strife, for the strife is just this conflict, which is not any indifference of the ... 1 am the fire and the water which touch one ... 8:58 PM


  1. Good day Sir,

    Just thought I would write you a quick note to say I like the work you are doing. I see a similarity in your own work and mine at ‘Hegel’s Hotel’….the centre piece and similarity in our work being a humanistic-existential, balanced interpretation and rendition of Hegel.

    Some of your work is perhaps a little too metaphysical for me….a little too much ‘mental work’when i haven't read all the philosophers you are writing about... (Husserl and Heidegger are tough to read and not on my priority list right now...)

    However, I like your ‘I am the conflict’ piece….I am the fire and the water – that kind of stuff…very ‘yin’/’yang’…and Heraclitus..

    'I am the conflict, their being bound together. I am both the combatants, and am the strife itself.' I like that one.

    Keep up the good work.

    I will check in on your site periodically,


    David Bain,
    Author of Hegel’s Hotel

  2. [Larval Subjects March 12, 2007
    Scattered Thoughts on Dialectical Reason
    Posted by larvalsubjects

    In Negative Dialectics, Adorno writes, “the most enduring result of Hegelian logic is that the individual is not flatly for himself. In himself, he is his otherness and linked with others” (161).

    For me, Hegel’s Science of Logic has always been the great white whale, Ulysses, or Finnegans Wake of philosophy. What interests me in Hegel is not what he has to say about Spirit or reconciliation or the formation of a total system where nothing escapes– as absolute knowledge is sometimes thought to be...

    No, what interests me about Hegelian dialectics– especially as formulated in the Logic –is its capacity to think otherness, relation, and an immanent tension within a system pushing it to the point of auto-critique. Anyone who musters the will to read the Science of Logic with open eyes, free of the invectives that have been levelled against Hegel by figures such as Lacan, Deleuze, and Derrida, will be deeply rewarded with the conceptual clarity he brings to the table and the various conflicts that he unfolds and which repeat again and again in a variety of different structures of thought. Despite its Joycean prose, it is a work worth studying carefully and returning to again and again as an endless source of ideas. One can literally say, “oh there’s Deleuze, there’s Quine, look there’s Badiou”, and so on...

    This, I think, is the real hope and lesson of Hegel’s dialectical reason, for Hegel does not begin from the stance of this sort of immanence– immanence to consciousness –but rather begins from the split nature of that which posits itself as self-identical.]

  3. Reading Hegel: The Introductions by G.W.F. Hegel (edited and introduced by Aakash Singh and Rimina Mohapatra) ► 2008

    Download book as PDF (Open Access)

    Bringing together for the first time all of G.W.F. Hegel’s major Introductions in one place, this book ambitiously attempts to present readers with Hegel’s systematic thought through his Introductions alone. The Editors articulate to what extent, precisely, Hegel’s Introductions truly reflect his philosophic thought as a whole. Certainly each of Hegel’s Introductions can stand alone, capturing a facet of his overarching idea of truth. But compiled all together, they serve to lay out the intricate tapestry of Hegel’s thought, woven with a dialectic that progresses from one book to another, one philosophical moment to another.

    Hegel’s reflections on philosophy, religion, aesthetics, history, and law—all included here—have profoundly influenced many subsequent thinkers, from post-Hegelian idealists or materialists like Karl Marx, to the existentialism of Kierkegaard and Jean-Paul Sartre; from the phenomenological tradition of Edmund Husserl to Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and other post-moderns, to thinkers farther afield, like Japan’s famous Kyoto School or India’s Aurobindo. This book provides the opportunity to discern how the ideas of these later thinkers may have originally germinated in Hegel’s writings, as well as to penetrate Hegel’s worldview in his own words, his grand architecture of the journey of the Spirit.

  4. [Reading Hegel is always challenging. But an anthology of his work on India highlights how, even in his most prejudiced criticism, he could shine a light on unusual questions.]
    Book-Hegel’s India: A Reinterpretation with Texts
    Edited by: Akash Singh Rathore and Riminia Mohapatra
    Publication: Oxford University Press
    Pages: 310
    Price: Rs 950
    Pratap Bhanu Mehta is president, Centre For Policy Research, New Delhi and contributing editor to The Indian Express

    The distinctiveness of German Indology – and its expression in German philosophy
    Hegel’s India